Published on : Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Embraer will participate in the 13th edition of the Dubai Airshow, during November 17-21, at Dubai World Central (DWC), in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Company will promote its full line up of commercial and executive jets and showcase the large Legacy 650 and ultra-large Lineage 1000 executive jet in the static display.
Embraer Commercial Aviation will hold a press conference in the Conference Center, on Sunday, November 17 at 1.00 p.m. in Room 2. Visitors are welcome at Chalet A7.
Embraer Commercial Aviation’s footprint has grown steadily in the Middle East and North Africa since its first commercial aircraft, an E170, entered service with Saudi Arabian Airlines in 2005. The family of four E-Jets, seating from 70 to 124 passengers, are today in service with nine operators in six countries. A total of 63 E-Jets are currently flying in the region.
Embraer Executive Jets has received a strong endorsement from customers in the Middle East, which has become the largest market for the Lineage 1000 and the second largest market for the Legacy 650. These two jets are the most popular models with their long flight ranges enabling non-stop flights from Dubai to South Africa, Western Europe, Northeastern Russia, Japan, China, and Central Asia.
In addition, Embraer has designated three authorized service centers in the region to provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO): two for executive aviation (in Dubai and Abu Dhabi) and one for commercial jets – in Egypt.
Embraer has received firm orders for more than 1,350 E-Jets and delivered the 1,000th production aircraft last September. Today, 66 airlines from 48 countries have added E-Jets to their fleets. As the leader of the 70 to 130-seat jet segment, Embraer continues to invest in its E-Jets family. In June, the Company announced the launch of E-Jets E2, the second generation of the popular airplanes, with three aircraft ranging from 80 to 132 seats. To date, airlines and leasing companies have placed firm orders, options and letters of intent for 365 E2s.