China’s Harbin Embraer Aircraft has delivered the last serial-production Embraer ERJ 145 ever built to Tianjin Airlines. Also the 41st ERJ 145 produced in Harbin since the first airplane rolled out of the factory in December 2003, the airplane landed at Tianjin Binhai International Airport on April 26 following a ferry flight from the site of Embraer’s 50-50 joint venture with Avic subsidiary Harbin Aircraft.
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Embraer has appointed two new regional customer support and services managers. They are Mathieu Faenne, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Pedro Paiva, based in London, UK. As the company expands its authorized service center (ASC) network in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (the EMEA region), several new appointments have been made.
Brazil’s Embraer notched another 10-aircraft order from China’s CDB Leasing for E190s today, the first day of a state visit by Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff to the People’s Republic. CDB also signed a letter of intent to buy a third tranche of 10 E190s, potentially bringing to 30 the total number of the 100-seat jets on order by the Chinese leasing company.
In its 2010 results, released on Friday, Embraer reports net sales for its executive aviation division of $1.1 billion and delivery of 144 aircraft, compared with 115 business jet deliveries in 2009. The Brazilian aircraft maker’s year-end results show recovered stability, with business jets expected to repeat their 20-percent contribution to this year’s overall revenue, which is expected to rise 5 percent.
Embraer announced the signature of a new contract with Brazil’s Trip Airlines last month for the sale of four E190s. The firm order, valued at $172 million based on list prices, brings to 24 the number of E-Jets ordered by Trip, either from Embraer directly or through leasing companies. Embraer noted that it had included one of the four E190s sold to Trip in its fourth-quarter 2010 sales totals as an order from an undisclosed customer.
Multiple deadlines have passed since Embraer early last year said its Chinese joint venture would cease to exist if it couldn’t reach an agreement with its partners to build E-Jets in Harbin. Today, Harbin Embraer Aircraft remains open, but with enough work to last it until this quarter at the latest. In fact, its backlog consists of just one more ERJ 145, expected to go to Tianjin Airlines some time this spring.
Brazilian discount carrier GOL has signed a code-share deal with Passaredo Airlines, a regional airline that currently operates 103 flights to 20 destinations in Brazil. As a result, GOL will add the cities of Marilia, Ribeirao Preto, São Jose de Rio Preto, Barreiras, Vitoria da Conquista and Ji-Parana to its network. Based in Ribeirao Preto, Passaredo began operations in 1995.
Embraer announced that the European Union has formally approved the company’s proposed $64.7 million manufacturing complex in Évora, Portugal. The company broke ground in July 2009. “This announcement is faithful to Embraer’s practices where all regional development projects have to be formally and properly approved.
Brazil’s Embraer and China’s AVIC International Leasing Co., signed a memorandum of understanding today at the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, China, outlining the terms of a new agreement designed to create financing opportunities for selling Embraer aircraft in the Chinese and international markets.
Beijing-based Embraer China Aircraft Technical Services, which was inaugurated in July, has been named an Embraer-authorized service center and will support Tianjin Airlines. It is the first airline in China to be so designated. Under the terms of the agreement the Chinese company will carry out line and heavy maintenance for the ERJ-145 and E190 in accordance with China Civil Aviation Regulation Part 145.