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Embraer Delivers Its First E190 to Colorful Guizhou Airlines

Embraer delivered yesterday, in a ceremony held at the Company’s headquarters, in Sao Jose dos Campos, the first E190 to China’s Colorful Guizhou Airlines. Earlier this June, during the International Paris Air Show, the airline signed an order with Embraer for up to 17 E190s, being seven firm order and ten options. Its first flight is scheduled at the end of December. As the first l...

Embraer Forecasts 9,100 Bizjets Worth $259B over Decade

Embraer Executive Jets' recently released 10-year demand forecast for business jets predicts sales of 9,100 aircraft worldwide worth $259 billion. This represents a modest annual growth rate of 3 percent, as well as a slight increase in deliveries compared with the previous decade, at 8,190 business jet shipments worth $198 billion. Once again the North American market drives the deman...

Embraer delivers its 1,200th E-Jet to Azul

Embraer delivered yesterday, in a ceremony held at the Company’s headquarters, in São José dos Campos, the 1,200th aircraft of the E-Jets family. The commemorative aircraft, an E195 model, was received by Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A., a Brazilian airline, which operates the largest fleet of this jet type in the world. “It’s a joy to share such an im...

Brazil’s Azul Airline Sells 24% Stake to Chinese Group

Azul SA received a lifeline as China’s HNA Group Co. agreed to pay 1.7 billion reais ($460 million) for a stake in the Brazilian airline. An uncertain market, a volatile currency and airfares at bargain prices mean Azul has been limited to short-term planning, President Antonoaldo Neves said Tuesday, echoing comments by other Brazilian carriers. The agreement boosts Azul’s cash p...

Embraer Legacy 500 to gain steep approach approvals

Embraer's Legacy 500 is poised to receive approval fromLondon City airport and EASA for steep-approach operations, permitting the midsize business jet to perform approaches at descent angles of up to 5.5°. The eight-seat aircraft, which gained EASA certification a year ago, will be the sixth business jet in Embraer's lineup that is cleared to operate at airports with a ste...

Embraer Executive Jets Taps MGM Jackpot with $200M Order

Embraer came up a winner at the new aircraft sales casino at NBAA 2015 in Las Vegas yesterday, inking a deal worth more than $200 million for letters of intent covering three Lineage 1000E large cabin and three midsize Legacy 500 business jets. The prospective buyer is MGM Resorts International, which plans to use the aircraft to fly its customers. The new Lineage has a...

LATAM Defers Aircraft Deliveries in Bid to Save US$3 Billion

Following a third quarter net loss of US$113.3 million exacerbated by a slowing Brazilian economy, LATAM Airlines Group has announced plans to trim up to US$3 billion in fleet capital expenditure for the period 2016 to 2018. LATAM says it has already managed to save US$1.8 billion through the deferral of certain aircraft originally scheduled for delivery in 2017 and 2018. In a statement, t...

Azul Brazilian Airlines Launches First-Ever Nonstop Flight Between Belo Horizonte and Orlando

Azul Brazilian Airlines, Brazil’s largest airline by cities served, today adds a new daily flight from Orlando International to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, the first-ever nonstop flight on the route. Belo Horizonte is Azul’s second hub destination, where Orlando travelers will be able to connect to more than 100 destinations. The company also operates daily flights from Fort Lauderdale / M...

Embraer boosts range of Legacy 450

Embraer is extending the range of its Legacy 450 by over 10%. The move is designed to strengthen the Brazilian airframer’s position in the crowded and increasingly competitive superlight and midsize sectors and to exploit the anticipated rebound in these niche segments. The new Legacy 450 boasts a range of 2,900nm (5,370 km) – 325nm more than the current version. This will enable th...

Brazil's Flyways Linhas Aéreas secures AOC

Flyways Linhas Aéreas (FYW, Rio de Janeiro Int'l) has secured its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from the Brazilian civil aviation authority (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil - ANAC). As such, the start-up must still gain clearance from ANAC to commence the sale of tickets, something it hopes to complete in time for a revised launch date of December. Using a pai...

Embraer Engineering Center Rapid Prototypes New Aircraft Interiors

Embraer’s 75,000-sq-ft Engineering & Technology Center in Melbourne, Fla., which opened in September last year and is the first such facility for the company outside of Brazil, is now in full swing. The facility conducts engineering and development activities for both products and technology across Embraer’s business lines–airliners, executive aviation, defense and...

Embraer forecasts a $10bn jet stream

The Middle East region will require some 220 new regional jets over the next 20 years, according to the latest market forecast from Embraer. In the forecast, released at the Dubai Airshow yesterday, the Brazilian manufacturer said that the 70-130-seat market in the region would be valued at $10 billion over that period. With Embraer forecasting that the global marketplace for the 70-130-pass...