For over 40 years, Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A.) has been designing, building and selling aircraft for the commercial, executive and defense markets. In addition to its corporate headquarters and main manufacturing facilities in São José dos Campos, near São Paulo, Brazil, Embraer has branch offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in the USA, France, Portugal, China and Singapore.
Embraer is the leader in providing commercial jet fleet solutions up to 120 seats. More than 1,000 aircraft from its 37 to 50seat ERJ 145 family of regional jets have been delivered to airlines around the world. The company developed a new category of airliners – E-Jets – to satisfy the growing need for airlines to right-size their fleets and open new markets with 70 to 120-seat aircraft. 670 E-Jets are in service with 58 airlines in 39 countries.
In Africa, Embraer has over 40 jets in operation with 11 operators, flying under colors of some of the region’s most prominent airlines including Kenya Airways, Egyptair, LAM Mozambique, South African Airlink or Air Nigeria. Operators have discovered the tremendous mission versatility and compatibility that E-Jets offer with their larger mainline fleets and are flying the Embraer aircraft on long sectors (up to 5 hours) and increasing frequency on trunk routes. As of September 30th, 2010, there were 2,553 aircraft (1806 firm orders and 747 options) on the E-Jets and ERJ order book. Embraer had 17,009 employees and a firm order company backlog of US$15.3 billion.