São José dos Campos, September 15, 2010
– Embraer will participate in the annual European Regions Airline Association (ERA) General Assembly (www.eraa.org
). The event, to be held September 22-24, is one of the most important airline, airport and supplier gatherings in Europe, and includes a trade exhibition and a one-and-a-half-day conference. It will be held in Barcelona, Spain, at the Catalunya Congress Center.
Embraer will be promoting its ERJ 145 and EMBRAER 170/190 E-Jet families, seating from 37 to 122 passengers. The Company’s extensive menu of tailored support programs, which ensure the best possible operational assistance to customers, will also be highlighted.
“With 307 aircraft operated by 26 airlines in 17 countries, the European market has proven to be ideally suited to the wide range of attributes that both the ERJ 145 and E-Jet families have to offer
,” said Simon Newitt, Embraer Vice President Europe – Airline Market.
The first six months of 2010 have already generated much news for Embraer in the European market. In terms of new operators, for example, Embraer delivered the first E-Jet, an EMBRAER 190, to Air Moldova, which became the 56th airline in the world to fly this aircraft family. The 20th E-Jet was delivered to Regional, of France, which has become the family’s largest operator on the continent. With regard to product development, the EMBRAER 190 received certification for steep-approach operations at the London City Airport (LCY).
More recently, in July, during the 47th Farnborough International Airshow, in England, Flybe signed a contract for 35 EMBRAER 175s, plus 65 options and 40 purchase rights. The Embraer Market Outlook (www.EmbraerCommercialJets.com
) was also released at that event. Over the next 20 years, the Company forecasts that 1,510 jets from 30 to 120 seats will be required in Europe: 51% to support growth and 49% to replace older aircraft. The number of jets in operation in this segment will increase from 820 units, in 2009, to 1,545, by 2029, with 2% of the current fleet still in service in 2029.About the EMBRAER 170/190 E-Jets family
The EMBRAER 170/190 family of E-Jets consists of four commercial jets with 70 to 122 seats, featuring advanced engineering design, efficient performance, outstanding operating economics, low emission levels and a spacious cabin without middle seats.
The E-Jets have a maximum cruising speed of Mach 0.82, can fly at 41,000 feet (12,497 meters) and have ranges of up to 2,400 nautical miles (4,448 km). The high degree of commonality among the four aircraft – EMBRAER 170, EMBRAER 175, EMBRAER 190 and EMBRAER 195 –results in exceptional savings for carriers, in terms of crew training and costs of spare parts and maintenance. Another key feature of the E-Jets is the state-of-the- art, fly-by-wire technology, which increases operating safety, while reducing pilot workload and fuel consumption.
The double-bubble fuselage design provides superior comfort and includes two main passenger entrances and two service doors, thus minimizing aircraft turn-around time. The EJets offer much more space for passengers, in a single or dual-class layout, than other aircraft with similar seating capacities. For more details, visit www.EmbraerCommercialJets.com
The E-Jets have achieved outstanding success, with nearly 900 firm orders logged and over 65 jets in operation, worldwide. They have accumulated 4.4 million flight hours and transported more than 200 million passengers. This proven family is helping airlines to right-size low load factor narrowbody routes, to replace older, inefficient aircraft, and to develop new markets with lower operating costs, greater efficiency, and outstanding passenger comfort. To better understand the benefits of these aircraft, when substituting older jets, visit www.eforefficiency.com
Note to Editors
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 June 30, 2010, Embraer had a workforce of 16,781 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 15.2 billion.
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