Embraer will participate in the 2010 Singapore Airshow, to be held at the Changi Exhibition Center, February 2-7. Now in its tenth year in Asia Pacific, Embraer will promote its entire range of products from the airline, executive, and defense segments at chalet CD51.
The Legacy 600 and Phenom 100 executive jets will be in the static display, as well as fullscale mock-ups of the Legacy 500 – for the first time in Asia – and the Phenom 300. A Company press conference, focused on the executive aviation market, is scheduled for Monday, February 1, at 2:00 pm, in Function Room 4.
In Asia Pacific, the Embraer’s footprint has grown steadily, since its first commercial aircraft, the Bandeirante, started flying in 1978. Today, more than 45 E-Jets – a family of jets seating 70 to 122 passengers – are in operation, with one taking off every four minutes. In 2009, these aircraft carried nearly 5 million passengers to 105 destinations and logged over 100,000 flight hours in the region, which continues to be a very important market for Embraer. In addition to airline, executive and defense aircraft sales, the Company has designated authorized service centers to provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO).
Embraer in Asia Pacific
Embraer’s headquarters in Asia Pacific is celebrating ten years in Singapore. However, the Company’s aircraft have been operating in the region since 1978, with the Bandeirante.
In 2007, Embraer set up a world-class training center in Singapore, as well as a regional component distribution center. The Company also has field support representatives and inmarket offices located across the region, with investments totaling more than US$ 40 million.
Customers in Asia Pacific include Air North, Skippers Aviation, Network Aviation, Regional Pacific Airlines, Aerolink, and Virgin Blue (Embraer’s largest E-Jet operator in the region), from Australia; Air Rarotonga, in the Cook Islands; Southwest Air, from Papua New Guinea; Premiair, in Indonesia; Mandarin Airlines, in Taiwan; Paramount Airways, in India; JAL and Fuji Dream Airlines, in Japan; and the Royal Thai Navy and Royal Thai Army.
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On December 31, 2009, Embraer (embraer.com) had a workforce of 16,853 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 16.6 billion.
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