China to Add 5 More Brazilian Embraer Jets to a Fleet of 18

The new board of directors of China Eastern Airlines Wuhan Ltd has approved the acquisition of five 50-seat ERJ 145 LR aircraft from Harbin Embraer, fulfilling the last required formality for the sales contract to take effect.

Deliveries of these aircraft will occur between November 2006 and June 2007. The deal will add to the five ERJ 145s previously acquired by China Eastern Airlines Jiangsu Ltd, and bring to ten the total number of ERJ 145 jets in China Eastern’s regional fleet.

Harbin Embraer is a joint venture established between Embraer  China Aviation Industry Corporation II (AVIC II) in 2002. With 180 employees, this facility is capable of producing up to 24 50-seat aircraft per year.

Harbin Embraer has delivered six ERJ 145s to China Southern Airlines and three to China Eastern Airlines Jiangsu. In 2006, two more deliveries to China Eastern Airlines Jiangsu are expected.

Embraer forecasts Chinese demand for 590 jets in the 30 to 120-seat category in the coming 20 years, with China accounting for seven percent of estimated global aircraft deliveries in this segment.

Currently, there are 18 Embraer jets flying in China, including 14 ERJ 145s, three EMBRAER 170s and one Legacy 600 business jet.

To support the Company’s expanding customer base in China, an emerging market with considerable growth potential, Embraer set up one spare parts center in Beijing and one Full Flight Simulator for the ERJ 145 family in Zhuhai, under the administration of China Southern Airlines.

Embraer is the world’s leading manufacturer of Commercial jets up to 110 seats with 36 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after sales support to aircraft for the global Airline, Defense and Business jet markets. 

With headquarters in Sao José dos Campos, state of São Paulo, the Company has offices and customer service bases in the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore.

Embraer is among Brazil’s leading exporting companies. As of December 31, 2005, Embraer had a total workforce of 16,953 people, and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 10.4 billion.

Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. – www.embraer.com.br

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    Strange numbers !
    How can 180 workers (including some in the administrative and management side) have an annual production capacity of 24 planes of 50 seats capacity ????

    NOOOO WAY, unless it is simply an assembly plant with almost 100 % of imported parts !
    Even if just an assembly lin, it is doubtful.

    Simple !

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