Spotlight on Aircraft Manufacturer Embraer
Monday, September 20, 2010
To be part of the aviation industry, it's a good idea to learn about aircraft -- and about aircraft manufacturing companies...who they are and what they build. After all, if you become a pilot, you may be flying an aircraft made by, for example, Embraer.
Set up in 1969 as the national aircraft-maker by Brazil's then-military government, Embraer was privitized in 1994. It soon established itself as the world's third largest producer of commercial jets, after Airbus and Boeing. It become the market leader in jets in the 50-120 seat range and has since expanded with its bigger E-170-190 aircraft, which have 70-122 seats.
Revenues of Embraer are currently $5.5 billion annually; the company employs nearly 17,000 workers. The company now also manufacturers executive jets, and its defense business is growing. It's main competitor for aircraft in this size range (50-122 seats) is Bombardier of Canada.
Recently, Embraer proudly boasts its improved productivity and increased automation. It's research and development plans are aggressive; it will launch two new models of executive jets in the next few years.
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