Embraer

March 30, 2007 - 7:53am

Canada’s largest aerospace company has apparently given up playing coy about its reliance on government support to compete in the large RJ arena. While calling for the federal government in Ottawa to help pay for the development of a new family of 100- to 125-seat jets, Bombardier president and CEO Paul Tellier threatened to build the airplane at the company’s Short Brothers division in Belfast, N.

March 29, 2007 - 12:35pm

The annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) keeps going from strength to strength. At press time, the EBACE 2004 event (to be held May 25 to 27) had already outstripped last year’s show by logging sales for 100 more booth spaces–715 in total.

March 29, 2007 - 12:30pm

rganizers of the biennial Asian Aerospace event claim that it is “the world’s second most influential airshow.” This is a big claim, since it stands or falls on the contention that either the self-evidently larger Paris or Farnborough shows are less important than the Singapore event.

March 29, 2007 - 6:33am

Embraer decided to name its newest business jet the Lineage 1000, drawing parallels to the company’s first business jet, which was also a derivative of one of its passenger airliners.

March 28, 2007 - 12:53pm

Embraer decided to name its newest business jet the Lineage 1000, drawing parallels to the company’s first business jet, which was also a derivative of one of its passenger airliners.

March 28, 2007 - 12:25pm

To inaugurate its newest aircraft type, fractional provider Flight Options is offering a reduced hourly occupied rate for customers who sign up for shares in the Embraer Legacy. For the first 24 months of the 60-month contract, the share owner will pay an hourly rate of $1,990, comparable to that of a Hawker 800XP. At the 25th month, the rate reverts to the regular $2,485 per hour.

March 28, 2007 - 12:12pm

Because the Grob SPn Utility jet and the Embraer Phenom 300 weigh more than 12,500 pounds but less than 19,000 pounds, their respective manufacturers are requesting permission to certify the aircraft under the commuter category of Part 23 rather than the more stringent requirements of Part 25.

March 28, 2007 - 6:21am

Harbin-Embraer–the manufacturing joint venture established in January last year by Brazil’s Embraer and AVIC II subsidiaries Harbin Aircraft and Hafei Aviation–secured a launch order for Chinese- built ERJ-145s from China Southern Airlines last month, ending a tedious wait for evidence of the program’s commercial viability.

March 27, 2007 - 12:31pm

Embraer technicians were scheduled to begin final assembly of the Phenom 100 very light jet (VLJ) prototype in preparation for the jet’s mid-year first flight as this issue went to press. The jet is being built at Embraer’s Botucatu facility in Brazil, but final assembly will take place at the plant in São José dos Campos.

March 26, 2007 - 12:43pm

Landmark Aviation’s Augusta, Ga. maintenance facility has taken in its first Embraer Legacy 600 for warranty and repair work under the Embraer Executive Care warranty program. The aircraft is part of Raytheon’s Flight Options fleet.

 
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