Angolan government plans to purchase to Embraer executive aircraft

3 December 2010

Luanda, Angola, 3 Dec – The Angolan government is planning to buy two executive aircraft from Brazil’s Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica (Embraer) and commercial airlines are also interested in the company’s aircraft, a Brazilian ministerial official said Tuesday in Luanda.

Welber Barral, the executive secretary of the Brazilian Ministry for Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, said that the acquisition of the aircraft was an example of, “the many deals that could emerge between the two countries, in the near future,” adding that, “despite being affected by the crisis and by variations in oil prices, Angolan demand has returned to the levels of before the international crisis.”

Via Brazilian bank Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Económico e Social (National Bank for Economic and social development),the Brazilian government opened up its fourth credit line to fund projects of Brazilian companies operating in Angola, including acquisition of equipment manufactured in Brazil.

Angola is one of the main destinations for Brazilian exports and in 2008 sales reached a peak of US$1.97 billion, making Angola Brazil’s biggest partner in Africa.

In 2009, Brazilian exports fell to US$1.33 billion and this year, between January and October, totalled US$771.9 million.

Barral made a two-day visit to Angola to take part in the inauguration of the Luanda business centre of Brazilian export and investment promotion agency, Apex-Brasil, leading a delegation of 25 businesspeople from the food, real estate, industrial and services sectors. (macauhub)