Strong orders for the Embaer’s 170 and 190 regional jet family mean the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer has sold all production slots for this year — anad also for most of next year!
Embraer is trying to increase production. It currently produces 14 aircraft per month. Only about 15% of the production slots available for 2008 remain uncommitted, according to Embraer CEO Frederico Curado.
The company also expects to be able to sell a number of its 170/190 aircraft to China airlines. The EMB-145 is currently being built in China as part of a Harbin-Embraer joint venture.