China: Embraer holds operators conference in Xian

14 November 2008

Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, 14 Nov – Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer is due to hold its Operators Conference (EOC) in China in 2008 between 17 and 21 November in the city of Xian, in Shaanxi province, Embraer said Thursday.

According to a statement, the event will bring together customers of the ERJ 145 and E-Jets aircraft in the country, as well as guests from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) – and several Embraer suppliers.

The Embraer Operators Conference has been held in China every year since 2003 and is designed for customers, Sales people, the authorities and Embraer to share information and experiences.

The Embraer 190 went into service in China last May for airline Grand China Express and this is the first time EOC China will include both ERJ 145s and E-Jets.

In August 2008, Kunpeng airlines took delivery of its first Embraer 190, in order to improve the company’s operating capacity.

On 30 September 2008, six Chinese operators were operating with 31 ERJ 145 jets and seven Embraer 190s.

In 2003, Embraer created a joint venture with Chinese companies Harbin Aircraft and Hafei Aviation Industry, which are both controlled by China Aviation Industry Corporation II.

Harbin Embraer Aircraft, which is located in Harbin, capital of the province of Heilongjiang, produces aircraft for the Chinese market that are similar to the ones manufactured at the company’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, 90 kilometres from Sao Paulo, Brazil. (macauhub)