Embraer, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, has indicated it expects to deliver 200 jets in 2008, with the 170/190 model accounting for about 80% of the total deliveries. This further indicates the health of the commercial aviation market — as airlines worldwide buy and fly Embraer jets.
In 2007, the company delivered 123 170-190 aircraft, seven ERJ-145s and 35 Legacy aircraft. At the end of 2007, Embraer’s backlog (aircraft ordered by not yet build and delivered) consisted of 430 170-190 and 46 ERJ-145s, as well as options for another 917 aircraft.
According to Embraer’s President and CEO, depite a slowing world economy "customers are demanding more aircraft, not less." And Phoenix East Aviation, one of the world’s most respected training academies for airlines worldwidem feels this continuing stream of orders for new commercial aircraft is onhe more indication of the strong and continuing growth in commercial aviation – which is sure to result in an even greater need for new pilots.