Brazil’s Embraer studies construction of a 130.seater aircraft

7 February 2012

Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, 7 Feb – Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer is analysing the possibility of manufacturing a slightly larger jet aircraft than those it currently produces, the company’s executive vice president, Paulo César Souza e Silva said Friday.

Cited by the Brazilian press, Souza e Silva said that Embraer would decide by the end of the year if it would start building the jet airplane with 130 seats. The largest commercial jet the company currently manufactures can be configured to have up to 130 seats.

“We are talking to around 60 airlines and by the end of the year the board of directors will decide on this matter,” said the company’s executive vice president, who is in charge of commercial aviation for the company.

Souza e Silva also said that it was very clear to the company’s board of directors that Embraer would not be entering the Boeing and Airbus market and start building jet aircraft with more than 130 seats.

Souza e Silva was speaking in Sao Jose dos Campos, at the company’s headquarters, during a ceremony to deliver a Legacy 650 executive jet to big screen actor Jackie Chan, the recently nominated ambassador for the company in the Chinese market. (macauhub)