Embraer will participate in the annual European Regions Airline Association (ERA) General Assembly. The event, to be held October 8 to 10, 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 Interlaken, one of the oldest and most popular tourist destinations in Switzerland. The venue is the Casino Kursaal, located in the heart of the city.
Embraer will be promoting its ERJ 145 and EMBRAER 170/190 E-Jets families, seating from 37 to 122 passengers. The Company’s Flight Hour Pool Program, which ensures the best support to customers, will also be highlighted.
“Our families of commercial jets have proven to be very successful in Europe, and the customer base has grown to 23 airlines in 16 countries, consisting of 205 aircraft,” said José Luis Molina, Embraer Vice President for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East – Airline Market. “Europe is a very important market for Embraer. Our newest jet family, the EMBRAER 170/190, which first entered service in Europe with LOT Polish Airlines, back in April 2004, recently reached a significant milestone with the delivery of the 600th E-Jet to the very same European airline, just eight months after the 500th delivery to Air France’s subsidiary Regional.”
Embraer has welcomed six new European operators this year: U.K.’s BA CityFlyer; Germany’s Lufthansa regional partners CityLine, Augsburg Airways, and Air Dolomiti; Austria’s Niki Luftfahrt GmbH.; and Ukraine’s Windrose.
By June 30, 2009, the EMBRAER 170/190 family of E-Jets had logged 882 firm orders and 794 options. Today, this family of jets has been ordered by 53 customers in 35 countries, worldwide.
About the Flight Hour Pool Program
Embraer’s Flight Hour Pool Program quickly provides replacement parts and minimizes the customer’s need for inventory investments and its associated overhead costs. Customers sign an agreement by which they pay a set amount, based on the number of flight hours the aircraft has enrolled in the program. Embraer assumes the responsibility for maintaining a parts inventory at its distribution and service centers, so that parts can be provided to operators as soon as they are requested.
Note to Editors
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: 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, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. 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, 2009, Embraer had a workforce of 17,237 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 19.8 billion.
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