Brazil"™s Embraer plans to produce commercial aircraft in China

Brazilian aeronautical company Embraer plans to analyse the possibility of building a factory in China to manufacture jet aircraft for the commercial aviation segment, the company"™s chief executive said. (Noticias relacionadas: Embraer integra o Índice Dow Jones de Sustentabilidade pelo oitavo ano consecutivo)

The company decided in June 2016 to end production of Legacy jet aircraft in China, bringing an end to a 13-year partnership with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).

Embraer produced those jet aircraft through Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry (HEAI), a partnership with Harbin Aviation Industry and Harbin Hafei Aviation Industry, subsidiaries of the state-owned AVIC group.

Chief Executive Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, quoted by Reuters, said the board of directors intends to bring the E195-E2 to the marke in 2019, before considering building a factory in China, which would be the first outside Brazil for the production of commercial aircraft.

At a news conference in Singapore Souza e Silva recalled a recent company report noting that China will require 1,070 regional aircraft by 2036, "precisely the type of aviation we produce."

Embraer also predicted in the report that from 2017 to 2036 China"™s demand for regional jet aircraft will account for 17% of the world total, with China having 137 such aircraft in operation in 2016…

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