daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Airports and Aviation

Airports and Aviation » Airports | Photos and Videos



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old September 11th, 2009, 03:14 PM   #81
ruifo
Brasil | Mexico
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ciudad de México
Posts: 14,781
Likes (Received): 11599

http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/57040/

Embraer to Attend Russia’s Premier Business Aviation Event

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, 09/10/2009 - Company will display its Legacy 600 executive aircraft at JetExpo 2009, in Moscow.


Embraer will participate in the fourth Russian International Business Aviation Exhibition, JetExpo 2009 (www.JetExpo.ru), at the Crocus Expo complex, in Moscow, Russia, September 16-18. The Company will showcase the Legacy 600 jet in the static display at the Avia Business Terminal, in Vnukovo-3 Airport, and promote its portfolio of executive jets.

“Embraer is pleased to participate, once again, in JetExpo, the only trade show dedicated to business aviation in Russia, and, at the same time, to give the public an opportunity to see the Legacy 600,” said Colin Steven, Embraer Vice President Marketing and Sales – Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Executive Jets. “We believe that our range of executive jets, with their superior performance, economics and comfort, are ideally suited to meeting customer demands in the Russian market.”

The Company’s expanded portfolio is comprised of the entry level Phenom 100, the light Phenom 300, the newly launched midlight Legacy 450 and midsize Legacy 500, the proven super midsize Legacy 600, and the ultra-large Lineage 1000 jets. All of them are positioned at the top of their categories, offering premium comfort, excellent performance and low operating costs.

About Embraer Executive Jets
Embraer’s Executive Jets offer cabin sizes and flexible ranges that are well-suited to the most diverse demands, permitting greater work productivity and saving valuable travel time, which can be enjoyed in comfort and privacy.

The entry level Phenom 100 can accommodate up to eight occupants and has seven different interior options designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Its range of 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from New York to Miami, in the U.S.; from London to Rome, in Europe; or from Brisbane to Melbourne, in Australia. The jet was certified in December 2008, and has proved to be the fastest and to have the largest baggage capacity in its category. The Phenom 100 has the latest in cockpit design, and a private aft lavatory is one of its competitive features.

The Phenom 300 light jet accommodates up to ten occupants in a spacious and pleasant interior, also designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Swept wings, with winglets, and modern onboard systems were developed with outstanding flight performance in mind. A single refueling port, an externally serviced lavatory, and excellent cabin pressurization are some of the jet’s distinctive features. The Phenom 300 is one of the fastest aircraft in the light jet category, reaching 518 mph (833 km/h, or 450 knots – KTAS), and it can fly at an altitude of up to 45,000 feet (13,716 meters). Its range of 1,800 nautical miles (3,334 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from New York to Dallas, in the U.S.; from London to Athens, in Europe; or from Delhi (India) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates).

Launched in 2008, the mid-light Legacy 450 and midsize Legacy 500 set a new paradigm in their respective executive jet categories. Their interiors were designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, and offer unequaled comfort and style. These aircraft will have the largest cabin and the best acoustical insulation in their classes. A flat-floor stand-up (six-foot) cabin, excellent pressurization, and vacuum lavatories are other highlights of the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500, complementing their superior performance and low operating costs.

The new-generation Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion™ avionics system will provide extensive situational awareness with a highly intuitive interface. Honeywell’s HTF7500E state-of-the-art engines incorporate the latest technologies for meeting performance requirements with improved efficiency, in terms of fuel consumption, facilitated maintenance, low operating costs, and reduced noise and pollution emissions, thus lessening their environmental impact. The jets will be the fastest in their categories and the only ones equipped with cutting-edge fly-by-wire electronic flight controls that increase operating safety and passenger comfort, while reducing pilot workload and fuel consumption.

The mid-light Legacy 450 is being designed to carry up to nine passengers. Its range will be 2,300 nautical miles (4,260 km) with four passengers, or 2,200 nautical miles (4,070 km) with eight passengers, both including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, meaning the jet will be able to fly nonstop from London to Moscow (Russia) or Rabat (Morocco); from Delhi (India) to Dubai or Hong Kong; or from Jakarta (Indonesia) to Calcutta (India).

The midsize Legacy 500 will carry up to nine passengers. It is being designed for a range of 3,000 nautical miles (5,560 km) with four passengers, or 2,800 nautical miles (5,190 km) with eight passengers, both including NBAA IFR fuel reserves. These characteristics will allow customers to fly from New York to Los Angeles, in the U.S.; or from Moscow (Russia) to Mumbai (India).

The super midsize Legacy 600 carries 13 passengers (standard configuration) in comfort and privacy in three distinct cabin zones. The refined interior offers leather seats, sofa, credenza, and tables for meals or meetings. The airplane also has a spacious galley for preparing hot and cold meals, an ample aft lavatory, wardrobes, cabinets, and an entertainment system with DVD and satellite communication. Optional High-Speed Data (HSD) equipment and Wi-Fi technology enable customers to browse the Internet, access e-mail, and transfer files during trips, providing a better use of time, increased work productivity, and more entertainment possibilities. The aircraft has a large baggage compartment, which is easily accessed during flight, and has a total capacity of 286 cubic feet (8,100 liters). The jet has a cruising speed of Mach 0.80. Its range of 3,250 nautical miles (6,019 km) with eight passengers, or 3,400 nautical miles (6,297 km) with four passengers, both with NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means that the jet can fly nonstop from Munich (Germany), London or Geneva (Switzerland) to Dubai; from Berlin (Germany) to Praia (Cape Verde); from Frankfurt (Germany) to Karachi (Pakistan); from Hamburg (Germany) to Delhi; from Los Angeles (U.S.) to Honolulu (Hawaii); from Delhi (India) or Singapore to Tokyo (Japan); or from Shanghai (China) to Delhi. More than 170 Legacy 600 jets presently operate in 26 countries, with high rates of dispatch reliability and low operating costs.

The ultra-large Lineage 1000 is Embraer’s biggest executive jet and can carry 19 passengers in five cabin zones. Its range of 4,400 nautical miles (8,149 km) with eight passengers, or 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 km) with four passengers, both with NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means that the jet is able to fly nonstop from London to Dubai; from Dubai to Johannesburg (South Africa); from New York to Moscow; or from Singapore to Sydney (Australia). The interior design gives priority to comfort and refinement, and was designed in conjunction with Priestman Goode, from the U.K. The cabin uses the category’s most sophisticated materials. A wide variety of configurations meets all passenger requirements with enough space to work, rest, and hold meetings. Optional items include Wi-Fi technology, access to the Internet, and Electronic Flight Bag (EFB). An ample aft baggage compartment, pressurized and conveniently accessible during flight, has a total capacity of 323 cubic feet (9,140 liters) and is the largest among all competitors. Honeywell’s Primus Epic® integrated avionics system has five Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) multi-functional control screens, Cursor Control Device (CCD), auto throttle, weather radar with turbulence detection, and other state-of-the-art technologies. The Lineage 1000 is equipped with the latest electronic fly-by-wire flight control system.

In order to meet the demands of executive jet customers, Embraer invested in the creation of a support system consisting of six Company-owned service centers and an extensive authorized service center network, worldwide. The Company also has partnerships with renowned companies in the areas of logistics and pilot and mechanic training, besides offering routine inspections, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and special service solution programs, like the Embraer Executive Care (EEC). The Company’s product support structure covers flight operations, and technical and maintenance support customized according to the operating profile of each aircraft, as well as a new customer Contact Center. This structure makes possible a significant reduction of the aircraft costs and downtime and maximizes the benefits of this important business tool. More information about Embraer Executive Jets is available at EmbraerExecutiveJets.com/.

Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On June 30, 2009, Embraer had a workforce of 17,237 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 19.8 billion.

This document may contain projections, statements and estimates regarding circumstances or events yet to take place. Those projections and estimates are based largely on current expectations, forecasts on future events and financial tendencies that affect Embraer’s businesses. Those estimates are subject to risks, uncertainties and suppositions that include, among others: general economic, political and trade conditions in Brazil and in those markets where Embraer does business; expectations on industry trends; the Company’s investment plans; its capacity to develop and deliver products on the dates previously agreed upon, and existing and future governmental regulations. The words “believe”, “may”, “is able”, “will be able”, “intend”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “expect” and other similar terms are supposed to identify potentialities. Embraer does not feel compelled to publish updates nor to revise any estimates due to new information, future events or any other facts. In view of the inherent risks and uncertainties, such estimates, events and circumstances may not take place. The actual results can therefore differ substantially from those previously published as Embraer expectations.
__________________

Highcliff liked this post
ruifo no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old September 11th, 2009, 03:16 PM   #82
ruifo
Brasil | Mexico
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ciudad de México
Posts: 14,781
Likes (Received): 11599

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...d=aEIpk5Hy649s

Boeing Sweetens Bid to Brazil to Win Jet Fighter Race (Update1)

By Joshua Goodman

Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co., sweetening its bid to beat Dassault Aviation SA and win an order for 36 jet fighters from Brazil’s air force, offered to assemble most of the proposed contract’s F/A-18 Super Hornets in the country.

The planemaker wants to manufacture the first 12 planes in the U.S. and transfer equipment and tools to assembly lines to Brazil so Sao Jose dos Campos-based Empresa Brasileira Aeronautica SA could assemble the remainder, said Mike Coggins, who is overseeing the sale for Boeing.

“If Brazil chooses to exercise this option, we’re on board, and the U.S. government has been on board since February, when they granted us full authority and approval,” Coggins said in a phone interview from Brasilia. “We do recognize it is important to Brazil that these jets are final-assembled here.”

Boeing wants to prevent France’s Dassault from winning work that analysts estimate could be valued at as much as 5 billion euros ($7.29 billion). The Chicago-based company made its offer last week, before French President Nicolas Sarkozy traveled to Brazil, pitching Dassault’s Rafale jet with a promise to build some locally as well as buy 10 Embraer military transport aircraft.

Boeing, Dassault and a third finalist, Sweden’s Saab AB, are being allowed to amend their bids delivered in June, Coggins said. Brazil’s air force will make its recommendation this month, Coggins said.

‘Heating Up’

Defense Minister Nelson Jobim told reporters today that the competition was “heating up” and that it was up to Dassault to present an acceptable final offer so President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s “political decision” to strengthen ties with France could be fulfilled.

Lula, after being asked yesterday by reporters about a U.S. government statement that the transfer of “all necessary technology” to Brazil had been approved, joked that “pretty soon I’ll get these fighter jets for free.”

During Sarkozy’s visit, France promised to grant Brazil exclusive rights to sell the Rafale in Latin America. Coggins called the offer a “marketing ploy” since few other regional buyers can afford the plane or have committed to other suppliers.

“We feel that Brazil’s goals of national autonomy and industrial development are best served by a 30-year partnership with the largest aerospace company in world,” he said, adding that no competitor could match its track record for on-time and on-budget delivery.

Order Expansion

Under Boeing’s offer, Embraer would perform both the final assembly on the remaining 24 jets and “do the same work should the number of jets grow,” Coggins said. Brazil has said it may expand the order to 120 warplanes to replace its aging fleet, which is primarily supplied by the French.

Michel Merluzeau, an aviation analyst at Seattle-based market research firm G2 Solutions, said the sale was Dassault’s to lose. If successful, it would be Dassault’s first international sale after failed bids in Morocco, South Korea and Singapore. The competition in Brazil is being closely watched by India, where both Boeing and Dassault are competing to win an order for 126 warplanes.

“Boeing’s offer is interesting, but it falls short of Brazil’s requirement for a more competitive package that goes beyond just the aircraft,” Merluzeau said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Joshua Goodman in Rio de Janeiro [email protected]

Last Updated: September 10, 2009 17:49 EDT
__________________

Highcliff liked this post
ruifo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 11th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #83
ruifo
Brasil | Mexico
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ciudad de México
Posts: 14,781
Likes (Received): 11599

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-...10-716931.html

SEPTEMBER 10, 2009, 5:41 P.M. ET
Brazil's TAM Seeks Increased Revenues From Maintenance - CEO

SAO PAULO (Dow Jones)--Brazilian airline TAM S.A. is seeking to increase revenues from its maintenance, repair and overhaul unit by offering services to other airlines, the Chief Executive David Barioni told Dow Jones Newswires Thursday.

"We are looking for more business from the unique unit that we have," he said.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration certified the TAM's unit in Sao Carlos, upstate Sao Paulo, for all major programmed maintenance operations, making it the only Brazilian MRO to receive certification from the U.S., European and Brazilian agencies.

TAM is already selling services to LAN Chile (LFL) and Iberia (IBLA.MC) and the company hopes to sign with other airlines.

According to Barioni, TAM plans to open three new hangers at the site by 2011 and it will decide by the end of the year whether it will take on a strategic partner for the venture or whether it will seek a financial backer.

Barioni said that domestic passenger travel during August was in line with expectations, prompting the company to maintain its forecasts for expansion. Back in August, TAM forecast that the Brazilian aviation market would grow 7% to 10% in 2009.

Domestic air travel jumped 26% in July compared with the year before amid a sharp increase in tourist travel. Barioni said business travel typically picks up in August and September and that trend appears to be playing out this year as well.

"July was good in terms of passengers but not in terms of quality...In August, we see the quality return," he said.

-By Alastair Stewart; Dow Jones Newswires; 5511 2847-4520; [email protected]
__________________

Highcliff liked this post
ruifo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 11th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #84
ruifo
Brasil | Mexico
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ciudad de México
Posts: 14,781
Likes (Received): 11599

http://pr-usa.net/index.php?option=c...2090&Itemid=28

Brazil's ANAC Certifies Able Engineering

Able Engineering & Component Services, Inc. has received full approval from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), the latest such certification for the 27 year old company. The approval follows the agency’s in-depth audit and inspection of Able’s facility in Phoenix, Arizona.

“We persued the ANAC certification at the request of our growing customer base in Brazil and we’re extremely happy to announce this approval,” said Able’s CEO, Lee Benson. “With this certification, Able can immediately offer our Brazillian customers low-cost, guaranteed parts that erase long lead-times and significantly reduce operating costs.”

The Able Group is an industry-leading provider of quality component repair, overhaul and approved replacement parts solutions. Able has developed over 7,000 FAA-approved proprietary repairs and offers money-saving PMA parts (Able Aerospace) for fixed-wing and rotor-wing aircraft operators. The new ANAC certification boosts Able’s continually growing list of designations, which also includes approval from the FAA, EASA, Thai DCA, China’s CAAC, ISO9110:2008 and Boeing AS-9100 quality standards.

For additional information and a complete list of Able’s FAA-approved parts, please visit http://www.ableengineering.com or contact a customer service representative at Able direct at 602-304-1227.
__________________

Highcliff liked this post
ruifo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2009, 12:12 AM   #85
ruifo
Brasil | Mexico
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ciudad de México
Posts: 14,781
Likes (Received): 11599

http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/57046/

Embraer At Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, 09/10/2009


The light attack and advanced training Super Tucano turboprop will be highlighted.



Embraer is a newcomer to the Air Force Association (AFA) Annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition taking place September 14-16, in its 24th edition. The conference will be held at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center on the Potomac, in National Harbor, Md., just minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.. At the event, Embraer will promote its most successful defense product: the Super Tucano, a single- or two-seat light attack and advanced training turboprop.

“The AFA Annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition is one of the market’s most productive trade events,” says Acir Padilha, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Defense Market. “Therefore, we are glad to have this opportunity to promote the Super Tucano, the only turboprop aircraft in production, worldwide, with its low operating cost, which is combat proven and specifically designed for counterinsurgency, irregular warfare, and day and night missions, as well as advanced training.”

Of a total of 169 aircraft sold, so far – 99 of which to the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira – FAB) – Embraer has orders from the Air Forces of Chile, the Dominican Republic, and Ecuador. The Super Tucano currently operates successfully with the Brazilian and Colombian Air Forces on border surveillance and operational missions.

About the AFA Annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition
The Air & Space Conference is a one-of-a-kind event bringing together Air Force leaders, industry experts, academia, and aerospace specialists from around the world to discuss the issues, challenges and accomplishments of today’s aerospace community. The Technology Exposition will feature over 130 of the most significant aerospace exhibitors, displaying and demonstrating the latest breakthroughs in air and space technology. AFA 2009 exhibits highlight the most recent developments in technology and education. Learn more about the event at afa.org/events/Conference/2009/.

About the Super Tucano
The Super Tucano is an innovative evolution of the world-renowned basic training Tucano aircraft, around 650 of which were produced and have been serving 15 air forces, worldwide.

The Super Tucano was designed to operate in the most complex combat settings, including night vision capability, smart weaponry, and data link technology. Besides a reinforced structure for operations on rustic landing fields, the aircraft has an advanced navigation and weapon aiming system that ensures high mission precision and reliability, even under extreme conditions and with minimal logistical support.

The turboprop is in full production on a very active and flexible assembly line, in keeping with Embraer’s ability to meet its customer needs and deliver aircraft within short time spans.

Besides the aircraft, Embraer also supplies an advanced training and support system for the operations of the Super Tucano. TOSS (Training and Operation Support System) consists of four systems: CBT (Computer-Based Training) that improves pilot learning; FS (Flight Simulator); MPS (Mission Planning Stations); and MDS (Mission Debriefing Station) to analyze mission data and results.

Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On June 30, 2009, Embraer (embraer.com.br) had a workforce of 17,237 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 19.8 billion.

This document may contain projections, statements and estimates regarding circumstances or events yet to take place. Those projections and estimates are based largely on current expectations, forecasts on future events and financial tendencies that affect Embraer’s businesses. Those estimates are subject to risks, uncertainties and suppositions that include, among others: general economic, political and trade conditions in Brazil and in those markets where Embraer does business; expectations on industry trends; the Company’s investment plans; its capacity to develop and deliver products on the dates previously agreed upon, and existing and future governmental regulations. The words “believe”, “may”, “is able”, “will be able”, “intend”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “expect” and other similar terms are supposed to identify potentialities. Embraer does not feel compelled to publish updates nor to revise any estimates due to new information, future events or any other facts. In view of the inherent risks and uncertainties, such estimates, events and circumstances may not take place. The actual results can therefore differ substantially from those previously published as Embraer expectations.
__________________

Highcliff liked this post
ruifo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2009, 12:25 AM   #86
ruifo
Brasil | Mexico
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ciudad de México
Posts: 14,781
Likes (Received): 11599

http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/57076/

Embraer Goes to the Reno Air Races for the First Time

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, 09/11/2009


Company will exhibit the entry level Phenom 100 executive jet at the show.



Embraer will attend the 46th National Championship Air Races and Air Show (AirRace.org), in Reno, Nevada, U.S., at Reno-Stead Airport, September 16-20. The Company will be at the annual event for the first time, exhibiting the entry level Phenom 100 executive jet (photo), which entered operation in December 2008.

Tens of thousands of aviation enthusiasts will gather to watch pilots from across the U.S. and around the world prove their air racing prowess during one of the most prestigious air racing shows. During the same year in which the Embraer celebrates its 40th anniversary, marking a 30-year presence in the U.S., the Company will debut at this traditional event.

“Embraer is very pleased to be at the 46th Reno National Championship Air Races and Air Show for the first time,” says Ernest Edwards, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales, USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean – Executive Jets. “We are particularly delighted to showcase the Phenom 100, the fastest entry level jet available, at the world’s fastest motor sport event.”

About the Reno National Championship Air Races and Air Show

The National Championship Air Races and Air Show in Reno features six classes of aircraft: Biplane (small, aerobatic aircraft racing on a 3.1-mile course at speeds reaching 250 mph or 400 km per hour), Formula One (built according to strict technical specifications), Sport (high-performance, commercially available kit-built aircraft), AT-6 ("stock" T-6 Texan, Harvard, or SNJ aircraft), Jet (racing on an 8.4-mile course or 13.5 km), and Unlimited (open to any piston-driven aircraft with an empty weight greater than 4,500 pounds or 2,040 kg).

The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) has announced that all six racing classes are already full. The 2009 edition boasts one of the most experienced and skilled groups of pilots in the event’s 46-year history. Besides the high-powered racing events, the Air Show will feature the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, in their first appearance in Reno since 2000, as well as other aerobatic performances.

About Embraer’s Executive Jets

Embraer’s Executive Jets portfolio consists of six aircraft: the entry level Phenom 100, light Phenom 300, midlight Legacy 450, midsize Legacy 500, super midsize Legacy 600, and ultralarge Lineage 1000 jets. These aircraft offer cabin sizes and flexible ranges that are well-suited to the most diverse demands, permitting greater work productivity and saving valuable travel time, which is enjoyed in comfort and privacy.


Phenon 100 Cockpit

The entry level Phenom 100 can accommodate up to eight occupants and has seven different interior options designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Its range of 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from New York to Miami, in the U.S.; from London to Rome, in Europe; or from Brisbane to Melbourne, in Australia. The jet was certified in December 2008, and has proved to be the fastest and to have the largest baggage capacity in its category. The Phenom 100 has the latest in cockpit design, and a private aft lavatory is one of its competitive features.

The Phenom 300 light jet accommodates up to ten occupants in a spacious and pleasant interior, also designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA. Swept wings, with winglets, and modern onboard systems were developed with outstanding flight performance in mind. A single refueling port, an externally serviced lavatory, and excellent cabin pressurization are some of the jet’s distinctive features. The Phenom 300 is one of the fastest aircraft in the light jet category, reaching 518 mph (833 km/h, or 450 knots – KTAS), and it can fly at an altitude of up to 45,000 feet (13,716 meters). Its range of 1,800 nautical miles (3,334 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from New York to Dallas, in the U.S.; from London to Athens, in Europe; or from Delhi (India) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates).

Launched in 2008, the midlight Legacy 450 and midsize Legacy 500 set a new paradigm in their respective executive jet categories. Their interiors were designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, and offer unequaled comfort and style. These aircraft will have the largest cabin and the best acoustical insulation in their classes. A flat-floor stand-up (six-foot) cabin, excellent pressurization, and vacuum lavatories are other highlights of the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500, complementing their superior performance and low operating costs.

The new-generation Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion™ avionics system will provide extensive situational awareness with a highly intuitive interface. Honeywell’s HTF7500E state-of-the-art engines incorporate the latest technologies for meeting performance requirements with improved efficiency, in terms of fuel consumption, facilitated maintenance, low operating costs, and reduced noise and pollution emissions, thus lessening their environmental impact. The jets will be the fastest in their categories and the only ones equipped with cutting-edge fly-by-wire electronic flight controls that increase operating safety and passenger comfort, while reducing pilot workload and fuel consumption.

The midlight Legacy 450 is being designed to carry up to nine passengers. Its range will be 2,300 nautical miles (4,260 km) with four passengers, or 2,200 nautical miles (4,070 km) with eight passengers, both including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, meaning the jet will be able to fly nonstop from London to Moscow (Russia) or Rabat (Morocco); from Delhi (India) to Dubai or Hong Kong; or from Jakarta (Indonesia) to Calcutta (India).

The midsize Legacy 500 will carry up to nine passengers. It is being designed for a range of 3,000 nautical miles (5,560 km) with four passengers, or 2,800 nautical miles (5,190 km) with eight passengers, both including NBAA IFR fuel reserves. These characteristics will allow customers to fly from New York to Los Angeles, in the U.S.; or from Moscow (Russia) to Mumbai (India).

The super midsize Legacy 600 carries 13 passengers (standard configuration) in comfort and privacy in three distinct cabin zones. The refined interior offers leather seats, sofa, credenza, and tables for meals or meetings. The airplane also has a spacious galley for preparing hot and cold meals, an ample aft lavatory, wardrobes, cabinets, and an entertainment system with DVD and satellite communication. Optional High-Speed Data (HSD) equipment and Wi-Fi technology enable customers to browse the Internet, access e-mail, and transfer files during trips, providing a better use of time, increased work productivity, and more entertainment possibilities. The aircraft has a large baggage compartment, which is easily accessed during flight, and has a total capacity of 286 cubic feet (8,100 liters). The jet has a cruising speed of Mach 0.80. Its range of 3,250 nautical miles (6,019 km) with eight passengers, or 3,400 nautical miles (6,297 km) with four passengers, both with NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means that the jet can fly nonstop from Munich (Germany), London or Geneva (Switzerland) to Dubai; from Berlin (Germany) to Praia (Cape Verde); from Frankfurt (Germany) to Karachi (Pakistan); from Hamburg (Germany) to Delhi; from Los Angeles (U.S.) to Honolulu (Hawaii); from Delhi (India) or Singapore to Tokyo (Japan); or from Shanghai (China) to Delhi. More than 170 Legacy 600 jets presently operate in 26 countries, with high rates of dispatch reliability and low operating costs.

The ultra-large Lineage 1000 is Embraer’s biggest executive jet and can carry 19 passengers in five cabin zones. Its range of 4,400 nautical miles (8,149 km) with eight passengers, or 4,500 nautical miles (8,334 km) with four passengers, both with NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means that the jet is able to fly nonstop from London to Dubai; from Dubai to Johannesburg (South Africa); from New York to Moscow; or from Singapore to Sydney (Australia). The interior design gives priority to comfort and refinement, and was designed in conjunction with Priestman Goode, from the U.K.. The cabin uses the category’s most sophisticated materials. A wide variety of configurations meets all passenger requirements with enough space to work, rest, and hold meetings. Optional items include Wi-Fi technology, access to the Internet, and Electronic Flight Bag (EFB). An ample aft baggage compartment, pressurized and conveniently accessible during flight, has a total capacity of 323 cubic feet (9,140 liters) and is the largest
among all competitors. Honeywell’s Primus Epic® integrated avionics system has five Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) multi-functional control screens, Cursor Control Device (CCD), autothrottle, weather radar with turbulence detection, and other state-of-the-art technologies. The Lineage 1000 is equipped with the latest electronic fly-by-wire flight control system.

In order to meet the demands of executive jet customers, Embraer invested in the creation of a support system consisting of six Company-owned service centers and an extensive authorized service center network, worldwide. The Company also has partnerships with renowned companies in the areas of logistics and pilot and mechanic training, besides offering routine inspections, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and special service solution programs, like the Embraer Executive Care (EEC). The Company’s product support structure covers flight operations, and technical and maintenance support customized according to the operating profile of each aircraft, as well as a new customer Contact Center. This structure makes possible a significant reduction of the aircraft costs and downtime and maximizes the benefits of this important business tool. More information about Embraer Executive Jets is available at EmbraerExecutiveJets.com/.

Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On June 30, 2009, Embraer had a workforce of 17,237 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 19.8 billion.

This document may contain projections, statements and estimates regarding circumstances or events yet to take place. Those projections and estimates are based largely on current expectations, forecasts on future events and financial tendencies that affect Embraer’s businesses. Those estimates are subject to risks, uncertainties and suppositions that include, among others: general economic, political and trade conditions in Brazil and in those markets where Embraer does business; expectations on industry trends; the Company’s investment plans; its capacity to develop and deliver products on the dates previously agreed upon, and existing and future governmental regulations. The words “believe”, “may”, “is able”, “will be able”, “intend”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “expect” and other similar terms are supposed to identify potentialities. Embraer does not feel compelled to publish updates nor to revise any estimates due to new information, future events or any other facts. In view of the inherent risks and uncertainties, such estimates, events and circumstances may not take place. The actual results can therefore differ substantially from those previously published as Embraer expectations.


Embraer's executive jets family
__________________

Highcliff liked this post
ruifo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 12th, 2009, 04:28 PM   #87
ruifo
Brasil | Mexico
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ciudad de México
Posts: 14,781
Likes (Received): 11599

************************************
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...d=aePOF2nHQJG0

Brazil Jet Bidders Have 10 Days to Improve Offers (Update1)

By Andre Soliani and Maria Luiza Rabello

Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co., Dassault Aviation SA and SAAB AB have until Sept. 21 to improve offers to win the contract to supply 36 jet fighters to Brazil’s Air Force, the Defense Ministry said.

The Air Force will finish its technical recommendations by the end of October and give them to President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who will make the final decision, the ministry said.

Dassault needs to formalize offers made by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the ministry said. During a state visit to Brazil on Sept. 7, Sarkozy told Lula that Brazil would have access to Rafale jetfighter technology and the plane would be sold at a price in line with the one paid by French military forces, the Air Force said in a statement today.

“I have no obligation to decide on it tomorrow or on the day after tomorrow,” Lula told reporters in Suape, Pernambuco state. “The decision is political and strategic and it belongs to the president, no one else.”

The Brazilian contract could be valued at as much as 5 billion euros ($7.29 billion). Lula said today that Sarkozy was the only leader to personally assure him that the original proposal could be changed to accommodate Brazilian requests.

On Sept. 7, Lula said Brazil had initiated talks to buy French warplanes after Sarkozy said France was planning to buy 10 military transport planes from Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica SA.

Yesterday, Boeing sweetened its bid, offering to assemble most of the F/A-18 Super Hornets in Brazil. Saab, the Swedish maker of the Gripen Jet, has also said it is looking at ways to improve its offer.

“Whoever wants to bid higher may do so. This is business,” Lula said today.

To contact the reporter on this story: Andre Soliani in Brasilia at [email protected]; Maria Luiza Rabello in Brasilia at [email protected]

Last Updated: September 11, 2009 19:40 EDT



************************************
http://www.smartbrief.com/news/aia/s...6-EDC24AE7E022

Boeing raises bid with promise to make planes in Brazil
AIA dailyLead | 09/11/2009

Boeing improved its offer to build 36 jet fighters for Brazil's air force by agreeing to assemble most of the F/A-18 Super Hornets in the South American country. Boeing is trying to win the potential $7.29 billion contract away from France's Dassault Aviation SA, which already promised to build some of the planes in Brazil. Bloomberg (09/10)

************************************
__________________

Highcliff liked this post
ruifo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 14th, 2009, 07:28 PM   #88
ruifo
Brasil | Mexico
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ciudad de México
Posts: 14,781
Likes (Received): 11599

http://www.panrotas.com.br/noticia-t...tml?pesquisa=1

AZUL reaches 5% of the market share in domestic rountes, and TAM 89% in international

The National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) today announced the comparative data of commercial aviation for the month of August. AZUL reached a 5% share in the domestic market. Very near is WEBJET, with 4.98%. GOL/VARIG has lost share, falling from 42.88% in July to 40.9% in August (but with growth compared to August 2008, when he recorded 38.57% market share). TAM, although recorded growth from July to August, reaching 43.80% of the domestic market share, fell by 10.38 percentage points compared to August 2008.

On the international market GOL/VARIG continued losing market share, reaching 10.44%, against 11.57% in July, and 25.65% in August 2008. TAM already increased the market share compared to July this year (88.29%) and 2008 (73.92%), reaching a market share of 89.41%.

TAM A320


GOL/VARIG B737


AZUL E195


WEBJET B733
__________________

Highcliff liked this post
ruifo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 14th, 2009, 11:14 PM   #89
ruifo
Brasil | Mexico
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ciudad de México
Posts: 14,781
Likes (Received): 11599

http://www.thecuttingedgenews.com/in...?article=11573

Embraer: Is the Brazilian Military Industry Becoming a Global Arms Merchant?
Alex Sanchez September 14th 2009


The Brazilian AMX light attack jetfighter.

Brazil has become a high-tech and growing civil-military power in the same league as Russia, India and China (the BRIC countries). When it comes to Brazil and military technology, one name comes to mind: Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica, S. A.). The Brazilian company specializes in civilian and military aircraft, and is regarded as one of the top three aircraft companies in the world, next to Boeing and Airbus. Today Embraer’s military products make it an increasing factor in the arms manufacturing and supplying field, along with several other transnational arms companies currently competing to be major international weapons suppliers.

How Embraer became the flagship of the Brazilian arms industry

Embraer’s history can be traced back to the Brazilian military junta that ruled the country from 1964-1985. When Embraer was founded in 1969, the junta was led by General Emilio Medici, who wanted the country to have its own self-contained aircraft manufacturing company, with the state controlling 51 percent of the shares.

While Embraer is commonly mentioned today as Brazil’s major military industrial complex, it should be recalled that it also was one of only three such companies in Brazil during military rule and afterwards. As its name suggests, Embraer focused on aircraft, with the Tucano becoming its flagship military product. The other prominent Brazilian military industries were Avibrás Indústria Aeroespacial S.A. (Avibrás), which was established in 1961, and Engenheiros Especializados S.A. (Engesa), which began its operations in 1963. Globalsecurity.org explains that “…by 1980 Brazil had become a net exporter of arms. On the demand side, the rapid success resulted from a growing need in the developing world for armaments.” Specifically, this meant those that met specialized performance and cost qualifications. The report continues, “On the supply side, Brazil’s arms exports were designed for developing world markets and were noted for their high quality, easy maintenance, good performance adverse conditions, and low cost.”


In the course of the Iraq-Iran War in the late 1980s, Iraq would become a major client of the Brazilian military industry. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reports that 40% of all Brazilian arms transfers from 1985 to 1989 went to Iraq. The armaments included over 800 armored fighting vehicles (EE-3/-9/-11) and over 60 ASTROS rocket launchers. In 1989, Brazil chose to sell Tucanos, Embraer’s relatively low cost and basic military aircraft, to Iran showing that business and financial factors trumped any particular ideological preference for Iraq.

In contrast to Embraer’s strong sales to both sides in the Iran-Iraq War, its competitor, Engesa, did not encounter such success. In the late 1980s the company showcased its newest battle tank, the EE-TI Osorio but due to changing political tides was unable to land customers for the product. Despite Saudi Arabia’s initial interest in the Osorio, the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait prompted the Saudi Royal family, in near panic, to turn to the U.S. as its main military supplier. Left without its prime customer, Engesa was forced to declare bankruptcy in 1993. In order to shield its domestic military industry, the Brazilian government privatized Embraer under Plan Collor, as part of president Fernando Collor de Mallo’s strategy to privatize state-run companies to save them from bankruptcy.

Today Embraer stands as the undisputed leader of the Brazilian military and civilian aircraft industry. In an interview with COHA, Dr. Thomaz Costa, Professor of National Security Affairs at the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies at the National Defense University, explains that “[Embraer’s] business philosophy seems to reflect a market position defined by producing platforms with technology, electronic components, and had a large array of private stock of parts available in its on-site global market. Its products directed to civilian markets are based in cost-effectiveness of product life cycle.” Dr. Costa argues that “Embraer has been successful in identifying market niches before the market fully develop demands (i.e., the Bandeirante and the ERJ aircraft for commuter services, the Tucano for military training, and the new series 90-120 seat passenger airlines).”

For Embraer, 2004 was a “golden year,” as it delivered 148 civilian and military aircrafts. A 2005 Military Technology article indicated that at the time Embraer had invested around $45 million on its Gaviao Peixoto floor workers. However, in recent years the company has suffered from the ongoing global financial crisis and continues to receive more bad news. In February 2009, Embraer announced its plan to cut as much as 20 percent of its active worldwide workforce of 21,362, including both management and production. According to an Agence France Presse article, Embraer’s shares slid nearly two percent to $14.50 on the New York Stock Exchange immediately following the announcement. Furthermore, another bad blow occurred when the Chinese-owned Hainan Airlines Co. announced in May that it would reduce its order of ER145 passenger jets from the original 50 to 25 (12 planes already had been delivered). Embraer announced that “over 90 percent of its revenues are generated abroad,” leaving it particularly vulnerable to the global economic recession.

The Civilian Division

Embraer’s civilian wing is also a critical part of its industry. As NDU’s Dr. Costa explains, “…the military portion of Embraer is pretty small compared to the civilian component. It is very similar to Boeing, where one division produces the F-18, but the bulk of the revenues and commanding business model is civilian.” An example of Embraer’s record-making financial gains occurred in 2008 when the company reported it had gained $175 million in the third-quarter of that year.

Like the military division, civilian products are largely export-based and similarly susceptible to the international economic environment. Prior to the devastating hit generated by the financial crisis, Embraer had made deliveries to U.S. carrier Northwest Airlines in 2007, and in 2008 there were talks to sell the company’s E-190 passenger jet to JetBlue. Also in 2008, the company sold 6 type-170 jets to EgyptAir Holding Co. for $189 million. According to a January 2009 report in the Associated Press Financial Wire, Embraer delivered 204 planes in 2008, a 21 percent increase over the 169 jets delivered in 2007. Given their previous reliance on sales of midsize and executive jets, it is not surprising that the company has taken a particularly strong hit from the current economic crisis as demand for these aircraft falls.

What military aircrafts is Embraer producing these days?

In spite of its current troubled financial situation, the nascent Brazilian military industry is producing a number of potentially successful products (its civilian aircraft line aside). While it is no longer turning out the Tucano, the company has upgraded to the Super Tucano. Today, Embraer’s top military products include:

• The ALX Super Tucano which can be used as a training aircraft as well as for patrol and light attack missions. In 2008, Embraer presented an upgraded version which consisted of TOSS (Training and Operation Support System) computer systems with improved capabilities like a Mission Planning Station for navigation and planning attack missions.
• The AMX light attack aircraft and its AMX-T two-seat, combat-capable trainer version.
• The P99 MP/ASW aircraft and the EMB military versions which can be used for remote sensing and maritime patrol.
• The KC-390 medium transport/tanker aircraft, which was announced in April 2009 at the Latin American Aero and Defense show in Rio de Janeiro. The plane was designed to compete with the now aging U.S. workhorse, the C-130.

Russia announced in April 2009 that Embraer might join the Russian-Indian joint venture of producing the fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) version of the famous Sukhoi fighter. Currently, the aircraft is being developed by Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation and India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, following a 2007 agreement. “We are discussing with the well-known Brazilian company Embraer the transfer of technology and the construction of facilities for the future licensed production of aircraft, including FGFA,” said deputy director of Moscow’s Federal Service on Military-Technical Cooperation, Alexander Fomin.

In an interview with COHA, Iñigo Guevara, a specialist in Latin American defense industries and a CONACYT fellow at Georgetown University’s Security Studies Program, explained: “[T]he current FX2 program, which will lead to the selection of the Rafale, JAS-39 Gripen or F/A-18E Super Hornet to become Brazil’s next generation fighter, will see a fair amount of technology transferred to Embraer, which will enable it to license, produce and eventually develop a fifth generation fighter.” He goes on to explain that the new generation of fighters would be of considerable interest to the contemporary global market, and would nicely position Brazil alongside the U.S., Russia, China, France, and Sweden as making up an elite group independently developing and producing jet fighters.

Non-Embraer initiatives

It is important to highlight that Embraer is not the only Brazilian military plant currently creating production lines. Other examples of promising military-related companies include:
• AVIBRAS, which produces the ASTROS self propelled MLR batteries.
• AGRALE, which produces the Marrua jeep.
• The Brazilian Army, in cooperation with IVECO, produces the VBPT-MR (Urutu-3) armored personnel carrier.

Projects for the production of heavy battle tanks, like the attempts to promote the Osorio in the 1980s and 1990s, are notably absent. According to Guevara Brazil is not pushing for an in-country fabricated battle tank, such as the Osorio or Tamoio, “because Brazilian planners do not envisage a large enough need for a tank in Brazil’s list of defense requirements in its current or future export market.” This explains why Brazil has recently purchased 250 German Leopard 1 battle tanks. Purchasing already established tank models becomes more effective and offers less logistical problems than designing and building a Brazilian model from the ground up.

Embraer’s Domestic Deals

Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim declared in April 2009 that Embraer will develop a new fleet of military transport aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force. Brazil currently uses the aging American C-130 Hercules, which soon will be replaced by Embraer’s KC-390. The plane is capable of transporting Brazil’s 20-ton Urutu III armored personnel carriers. Embraer’s hope is that this will be the first of a new batch of contracts for their new military aircraft division that would reverse their losses and lay-offs from recent months. Embraer also announced in April that it had signed a contract to modernize 12 Brazilian navy jets, including 9 AF-1s and 3 AF-1As. According to a report by Defense Daily, “[t]his upgrading is designed to fully restore the operating capacity of the navy’s 1st Intercept and Attack Plane Squadron.” Frederico Fleury Curado, Embraer’s president and CEO, has declared that “by choosing Embraer, the navy is making an important contribution to consolidating the technological and industrial capacity of [Brazil’s defense industry] for modernizing military aircrafts.”

Brazilian Arms Merchant to Whom?

Embraer will have to compete with other military industrial companies if it wishes to establish itself as a leading global arms merchant of military aircraft. Such companies in countries like the U.S., Russia, and China have increasingly consolidated themselves as suppliers of weaponry for a number of Latin American and other developing countries. Europe, both as a collective unit and as individual states, has also attempted to gain footholds in the Latin American market, with mixed results. Guevara argues that Embraer has established a name for itself as it provides “western technology at an affordable price.” Dr. Sean Burges, an expert on Brazilian affairs at the University of Ottawa and a COHA Senior Reasearch Fellow, explains that “Super Tucanos are not up to taking on a Mig or F-18, but they’re pretty damn effective against a Cessna aircraft, a truck, or even a tank. [This makes the Brazilian warplanes good for] low-level border war and anti-narcotics aircraft work.” Besides affordability, a major reason for developing countries’ demand for Embraer models is the company’s production of aircraft which are suitable for specialized missions and immediate threat responses, which do not require the high-performance attack aircraft like those produced by the U.S. and Russia.

In 2005, Embraer and Colombia signed an agreement to supply the Colombian Air Force with twenty-five Super Tucano turboprops, all of which have now been delivered. In July 2008, India signed an agreement to purchase three EMB 145 AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning & Control) planes. The first delivery is scheduled for 2011.

In August 2008, Chile signed an agreement to buy twelve Super Tucanos, with the Brazilian media estimating the deal at $120 million. “We are very proud to announce that the Super Tucano is the aircraft chosen by the Chilean Air Force, which is internationally recognized for the high professional capacity of its personnel,” said Luiz Carlos Aguiar, Embraer’s Executive Vice President of Defense and Government Market.

More recently, in January 2009, the Thai military purchased one ERJ 135 for civilian and military transport. The Royal Thai Army and Navy ordered two similar aircrafts in 2008 as well. That same month the Dominican Republic purchased eight Super Tucanos for border patrol and anti-drug operations. In March 2009, Ecuador bought twenty-four Super Tucanos for training and border patrol missions.

Perhaps due to the growing commercialization of Embraer’s production line, Jane’s Defense Weekly reported in March 2009 that Colombia expressed interest in co-developing Embraer’s C-390 medium-heavy transport aircraft. In 2008 there were also reports that Bolivia was interested in acquiring Super Tucanos to replace its venerable but aging T-33 trainer/light attack aircrafts scheduled to be retired in 2010.

Working with government institutions, Embraer and Banco Nacional do Desenvolvimento Econômico (BNDE), Brazil’s state-run export financing institution, supplied Guatemala with a $99 million loan to purchase an anti-drug trafficking system. The catch is that Guatemala will appropriate the funds advanced by the Brazilian government to purchase a radar system and six Super Tucanos. The deal was announced in June 2009 when Brazilian President Lula da Silva visited Guatemala.

For CONACYT fellow Guevara, “Embraer has focused on emerging markets such as Latin America, as well as North Africa and the Middle East, which are its natural clients; it also managed to penetrate NATO markets, such as France, Greece and the UK.” France may be an obvious development, given its great interest in becoming a close ally of Brazil in recent years. On the other hand, for Dr. Costa, “...the decision to buy Embraer products seems to show clear attention to cost components and less of political alignment.”

What remains to be seen is how the U.S. will respond to Embraer as a direct competitor with American military suppliers. In 2008, EP Aviation, a subsidiary of Blackwater Worldwide/XE, the world’s largest private security contractor, purchased a Super Tucano. The aircraft, which was sold to EP Aviation, did not include the two .50mm-caliber machine guns that are normally wing-mounted. In 2008, there was talk of preliminary negotiations with U.S. authorities regarding the purchase of eight Super Tucanos which would be sent to Iraq for training purposes.

One more reason why Brazil is a rising global power

According to Guevara, “Brazil has the region’s most advanced and developed defense industries. Over the past two decades it has focused on developing efficient support equipment but now it is interested in developing heavier conventional capabilities. Submarines, armored personnel carriers and fighter jets are among its main requirements.” Meanwhile, COHA’s Burges notes, “…if you have planes and the other doesn’t, you have air superiority, it is all a question of relative capability.” Embraer rose in recent years as a very important military and civilian aircraft manufacturer of efficient and affordable products. Developing nations will most likely continue to see the Brazilian company as an increasingly important and diversified weapons’ supplier for the immediate future. In the greater scheme of things, Embraer’s success, current financial issues aside, is another propellant that will elevate Brazil to a higher level of importance, as it continues to evolve into an ever more influential regional player and growing world power.

Alex Sanchez is a research fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, from where this article if adapted. Keep on Latin American developments at Council on Hemispheric Affairs.


The light attack and advanced training Super Tucano turboprop.
__________________

Highcliff liked this post
ruifo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2009, 07:41 AM   #90
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,954
Likes (Received): 18212

My key concern is whether this huge increase in budget carriers will result in safety lapses like what we saw in Indonesia. Are the regulators able to control this growth and not compromise safety?

Brazil's Budget Airlines Gain Share
Azul, Other Upstarts, Target Markets Missed by Lead Carriers

15 September 2009
The Wall Street Journal Online

SÃO PAULO -- Upstart airlines are nudging their way into Brazil's aviation market, where carriers TAM SA and GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes SA have dominated the market in recent years.

Led by Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, a budget airline set up by JetBlue Founder David Neeleman, small airlines like WebJet Linhas Aéreas and Trip Linhas Aéreas have been busy adding aircraft and routes, serving secondary markets and low-end travelers. As a result the smaller airlines have raised their collective market share of Brazil's $6.5 billion domestic aviation market to 14% from 8% over the past year.

While they may not challenge the dominant carriers in the key business traveler market -- which represents 70% of air travelers here -- the smaller airlines are targeting potential growth in tourist and secondary markets. In Brazil, with a population of 190 million, passengers took just 100 million flights last year. In comparison, in the U.S., with a population of 300 million, passengers took 650 million flights.

"We see great potential for growth without competing head on with TAM and GOL," said Adalberto Febeliano, Azul's institutional relations director. "We can tap into first-time fliers, different markets. There is a lot to do."

Directly challenging Brazil's big two carriers would be difficult. TAM and GOL command 44% and 41% of the market, respectively, and control the majority of landing slots at major airports such as São Paulo's Congonhas airport and Rio de Janeiro's Santos Dumont airport, where there is little room for expansion.

They each have vast domestic networks of flights, which allow them to offer connections that are important to business travelers. And they likely have lower unit costs because of economies of scale, said Vanessa Ferraz, aviation analyst at HSBC.

"Twelve airports account for 90% of revenues in Brazil, and TAM and GOL account for 92% of operations at those airports," said David Barioni, chief executive at TAM. "We have a strong presence, which will be tough to budge."

But Brazil's airports and air-traffic control system are already struggling to cope with volume on the main routes, and the resulting supply bottleneck has kept prices high.

As a result, many Brazilians travel hours, or even days, on long-distance buses from the big urban centers to visit homes in smaller cities or rural areas, while people in second- and third-tier cities use airlines little because of the lack of reasonably priced flights.

Azul and other small airlines are targeting these potential passengers.

Azul started operations in December by offering flights from the southern city of Porto Alegre to Viracopas, an underutilized airport 60 miles north of Brazil's industrial hub of São Paulo. In Viracopas one can connect to a flight to Salvador, one of the many holiday destinations in Brazil's sun-drenched and beach-rich northeast.

"We offered a cheap way for people from the south to holiday in Salvador, without having to make terrible connections," said Mr. Febeliano.

The Viracopas-Salvador route carried 35 passengers a day before Azul started flying in December. Now some 400 passengers fly the route daily, Azul said. As of August Azul had 5% of the total domestic market.

WebJet, which commanded 5% of the market in August, is also going after the northeast holiday market. The airline was bought by CVC, Brazil's largest travel agency, in 2007 to run its customers up to holiday destinations such as the northeastern cities Natal and Recife. It sells excess seats at cheap prices -- WebJet's flight from São Paulo to Recife is $65, beating TAM's fare on the route of $91.

The smaller Trip, with 1.8% of the market, focuses on air taxi services in the north of Brazil, although it has expanded into other regions.

Azul, WebJet and Trip announced plans to invest a total of $430 million in new planes and to add new routes next year. Azul, currently with 12 jets, has orders for 34 more with Brazilian plane maker Embraer.

But the focus outside the major airports of Rio and São Paulo could limit the smaller carriers' growth, and TAM and GOL have made life difficult by cutting fares and laying on extra flights on their routes.

"Azul will need to go through the major airports if they grow substantially, and it's natural that we will react, adding new flights in competition to their routes," said TAM's Mr. Barioni.

GOL, which itself was set up in 2001 as a low-fare airline, warns the road ahead for Azul could be rocky.

"Azul is benefiting from the expectations placed on the newcomer, something GOL also experienced at the beginning of our operations," said Constantino Oliveira Jr., GOL's chief executive. "But more than launching an airline, the challenge is to continuously innovate to find new forms of success."

Brazil's overall travel demand managed to grow 7% in 2008, although the recession damped growth. Recent signs have pointed to a stronger upturn. Domestic air travel jumped 26% in July, and shares of TAM and GOL, the only carriers listed, regained ground. GOL shares have risen 88% so far in 2009, while TAM shares are up 34%.

Investors favored GOL as it appears to have overcome the teething problems associated with integrating former flagship carrier Varig, which it took over in 2006. It's also successfully cut costs, including the renegotiation of the delivery of 20 Boeing aircraft for the 2011-14 period.

In the longer term, however, TAM can rely on its strong international operations, which promise to offer growing yields as Brazilians get richer.

GOL, in contrast, has a few South America destinations but mainly flies within Brazil, and nearly all the flights offered by the upstart carriers are domestic.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!

Highcliff liked this post
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2009, 03:50 PM   #91
ruifo
Brasil | Mexico
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ciudad de México
Posts: 14,781
Likes (Received): 11599

Quote:
Originally Posted by hkskyline View Post
My key concern is whether this huge increase in budget carriers will result in safety lapses like what we saw in Indonesia. Are the regulators able to control this growth and not compromise safety?
Good point!

The Brazilian airspace is said to be very safe, trustble and technology advanced, but one never knows about the airlines...

The good thing is that TAM has the biggest Airbus maitanance facility in South America, rendering services for many other foreign airlines. Tam's fleet is nowadays about 5 years old, which is very good.

GOL/VARIG has on of the biggest Boeing maitanance facility in the continent too, and its fleet is also about 5 years old.

AZUL has the opportunity to operate Embraers in its home contry, where maintainance can be done directly at the Embraer's main plants, and its fleet is even newer than TAM and GOL/VARIG.

WEBJET is an issue for me, because it has been using too old planes (mainly B737-300).

I personally believe that new one-way airways should be created all over the country, what would represent a great leap in air space safety. On the other hand, ANAC (the Brazilian Air Agency) should be more transparent on its control over new pilots certificates and the low cost airlines fleet maintenence.
__________________

Highcliff liked this post
ruifo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2009, 05:23 PM   #92
ruifo
Brasil | Mexico
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ciudad de México
Posts: 14,781
Likes (Received): 11599

http://en.mercopress.com/2009/09/14/...sfer-to-brazil

Monday, September 14th 2009 - 9:31 pm UTC

French unions against military technology transfer to Brazil

French unions are not pleased with the transfer of military technology to Brazil recently agreed between presidents Nicholas Sarkozy and Lula da Silva, according to press reports.


The Rafale fighter bomber which Brazil is interested in, including avionics

“There’s something which troubles us in this contract and is the fact that Brazil wants to have its own military air industry and that the agreement with Dassault, the French government and the Brazilian government includes the transfer of technology”, said Dominique Richard, a workers union leader from Dassault Aviation, France’s main aircraft manufacturer.

Dassault designed and builds the Rafale fighter-bomber which France is prepared to sell to Brazil.

On signing a major military hardware agreement with French president Sarkozy, Lula da Silva said he was inclined to choose the French fighter Rafale because France is prepared to transfer sensitive technology and would also allow them to be assembled in Brazil.

Brazilian Foreign Affairs minister Celso Amorim also revealed that France is prepared to authorize the sale of those aircrafts to other Latinamerican countries.

Meanwhile Brazil will continue to consider the French offer for the Rafale, together with Boeing’s F-18 Super Hornet and Sweden’s Saab, Gripen.

Union leader Richard told Folha do Sao Paulo that the agreement threatens Dassault Aviation jobs in France.

Brazilian Defence minister Nelson Jobim has repeatedly said that with French technology, Brazil plans to become the leading military hardware manufacturer in Latinamerica with the largest military-industrial complex in the region.

However from France, Dassault in an official statement denied that the military cooperation agreement reached between France and Brazil, which includes submarines and helicopters, would have a negative impact on French jobs, underlined Dassault.
__________________

Highcliff liked this post
ruifo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2009, 05:25 PM   #93
ruifo
Brasil | Mexico
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ciudad de México
Posts: 14,781
Likes (Received): 11599

http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/57226/

Embraer Delivers 600th E-jet Produced to Lot Polish Airlines

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, 09/15/2009


European carrier becomes region’s largest E-Jet operator.


Embraer has reached a significant milestone, today, with the delivery of its 600th E-Jet – an EMBRAER 175 – to LOT Polish Airlines, in a ceremony held in Poland, just five years after the very first E-Jet was delivered, in March 2004. Only a few other commercial aircraft programs have achieved such high production levels in an equivalent period of time in air transportation history.

“The delivery of the 600th E-Jet is a great achievement for Embraer, and we are especially proud that it goes to one of the launch customers of this aircraft family,” said Mauro Kern, Embraer Executive Vice President, Airline Market. “This important milestone takes place just five years after the EMBRAER 170 entered service in Europe with LOT, which is our largest E-Jet operator on that continent.”

LOT’s EMBRAER 175 is configured with a comfortable cabin layout of 82 Elite seats. The new jet will complement the airline’s existing Embraer fleet of ten EMBRAER 170s and six EMBRAER 175s. Together with six ERJ 145s, LOT is able to further expand its European route network, where it competes, in most cases, with conventional narrowbody jets. This delivery is the first of the second contract, announced in January 2008, for an order of an additional 12 EMBRAER 175 jets, plus two options and ten purchase rights.

“It’s a great honor for LOT to take part in this special achievement of our friends from Embraer, receiving the 600th E-Jet,” said Sebastian Mikosz, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines. “We are also celebrating our 80th anniversary, as we proudly receive the new E-Jet. It is the right aircraft to achieve our strategy of network development.”

LOT was the first operator of the E-Jets family in Europe. The airline started revenue service with the EMBRAER 170 out of its Warsaw hub, in March 2004. The fleet of 16 E-Jets has achieved a consistent and respectable schedule reliability of 99.4%, as well as a sustained completion rate of 99.9%, showing the excellence of the E-Jets’ modern design, the aircraft’s high level of maturity, and LOT’s effective maintenance organization.

About LOT Polish Airlines

LOT Polish Airlines is one of the oldest airlines in the world, connecting Poland to the rest of the world since 1929. Now, planes in LOT’s livery fly to over 50 destinations in Europe, the Middle East and North America. In 2008, it carried nearly 4 million passengers. Since 2003, the airline has been a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers 17,000 flights every day to 916 airports in 160 countries, worldwide.

About the EMBRAER 170/190 Family of E-Jets

The EMBRAER 170/190 family of E-Jets consists of four commercial jets with 70 to 122 seats, featuring advanced engineering design, efficient performance, outstanding operating economics, low emission levels and a spacious cabin.

The E-Jets have a maximum cruising speed of Mach 0.82, can fly at 41,000 feet (12,497 meters), and have ranges of up to 2,400 nautical miles (4,448 km). The high degree of commonality among the four aircraft – EMBRAER 170, EMBRAER 175, EMBRAER 190 and EMBRAER 195 – results in exceptional savings for carriers, in terms of crew training and costs of spare parts and maintenance. Another key feature of the E-Jets is the state-of-the-art fly-by-wire technology, which increases operating safety, while reducing pilot workload and fuel consumption.

The EMBRAER 170/190 family provides superior comfort with its double-bubble fuselage design, which includes two main passenger entrances and two service doors that minimize aircraft turn-around time. The E-Jets offer much more space for passengers, in a single or dual-class layout, than other aircraft with similar seating capacities.

The E-Jets have achieved outstanding success, with nearly 900 firm orders logged, worldwide. This proven family is helping airlines to rightsize low load factor narrowbody routes, to replace older, inefficient airplanes, and to develop new markets with lower operating costs, greater efficiency, and outstanding passenger comfort. For more information about Embraer’s commercial jets, visit EmbraerCommercialJets.com. To better understand the benefits of these aircraft, when substituting older jets, visit eforefficiency.com/.

Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On June 30, 2009, Embraer (embraer.com.br) had a workforce of 17,237 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 19.8 billion.

This document may contain projections, statements and estimates regarding circumstances or events yet to take place. Those projections and estimates are based largely on current expectations, forecasts on future events and financial tendencies that affect Embraer’s businesses. Those estimates are subject to risks, uncertainties and suppositions that include, among others: general economic, political and trade conditions in Brazil and in those markets where Embraer does business; expectations on industry trends; the Company’s investment plans; its capacity to develop and deliver products on the dates previously agreed upon, and existing and future governmental regulations. The words “believe”, “may”, “is able”, “will be able”, “intend”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “expect” and other similar terms are supposed to identify potentialities. Embraer does not feel compelled to publish updates nor to revise any estimates due to new information, future events or any other facts. In view of the inherent risks and uncertainties, such estimates, events and circumstances may not take place. The actual results can therefore differ substantially from those previously published as Embraer expectations.
__________________

Highcliff liked this post
ruifo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2009, 08:57 AM   #94
hkskyline
Hong Kong
 
hkskyline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 86,954
Likes (Received): 18212

Quote:
Originally Posted by ruifo View Post
Good point!

The Brazilian airspace is said to be very safe, trustble and technology advanced, but one never knows about the airlines...

The good thing is that TAM has the biggest Airbus maitanance facility in South America, rendering services for many other foreign airlines. Tam's fleet is nowadays about 5 years old, which is very good.

GOL/VARIG has on of the biggest Boeing maitanance facility in the continent too, and its fleet is also about 5 years old.

AZUL has the opportunity to operate Embraers in its home contry, where maintainance can be done directly at the Embraer's main plants, and its fleet is even newer than TAM and GOL/VARIG.

WEBJET is an issue for me, because it has been using too old planes (mainly B737-300).

I personally believe that new one-way airways should be created all over the country, what would represent a great leap in air space safety. On the other hand, ANAC (the Brazilian Air Agency) should be more transparent on its control over new pilots certificates and the low cost airlines fleet maintenence.
My key concern is actually around radar blindspots, especially in remote areas such as the Amazon. I recall a couple years ago there was a mid-air collision due to flights not being at the right levels. I saw the documentary on NatGeo a while back on th is but forget whether radar coverage was one of the causes of this accident.
__________________
Hong Kong Photo Gallery - Click Here for the Hong Kong Galleries

World Photo Gallery - | St. Petersburg, Russia | Pyongyang | Tokyo | Istanbul | Dubai | Shanghai | Mumbai | Bangkok | Sydney

New York, London, Prague, Iceland, Rocky Mountains, Angkor Wat, Sri Lanka, Poland, Myanmar, and much more!

Highcliff liked this post
hkskyline no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2009, 02:41 PM   #95
ruifo
Brasil | Mexico
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ciudad de México
Posts: 14,781
Likes (Received): 11599

Quote:
Originally Posted by hkskyline View Post
My key concern is actually around radar blindspots, especially in remote areas such as the Amazon. I recall a couple years ago there was a mid-air collision due to flights not being at the right levels. I saw the documentary on NatGeo a while back on th is but forget whether radar coverage was one of the causes of this accident.
Your concern is very true!!
But after this mid-air colision between a B737-700NG (only months old) and the ERJ-135BJ Legacy 600 (few days old and flying with he transponder off by pilot's unfamiliarity with the model), all the airways over the Amazon became one-way only, making the air space safer!
__________________

Highcliff liked this post
ruifo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2009, 03:01 PM   #96
ruifo
Brasil | Mexico
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ciudad de México
Posts: 14,781
Likes (Received): 11599

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...d=aTd84r1Wwq.E

Boeing Says Contract May Create 5,000 Jobs in Brazil (Update2)

By Telma Marotto

Sept. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Boeing Co., competing for a contract to supply 36 jet fighters to Brazil’s air force, said the work may create 5,000 jobs there and the company sees further opportunities for the nation’s aerospace industry.

The Chicago-based planemaker wants to “expand well beyond the military side” of its relationship with would-be suppliers, Ron Shelley, vice president of Supplier Management & Global Sourcing for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, told reporters today in Sao Paulo.

Boeing representatives are in Brazil for a two-day conference with 140 potential partner and supplier companies as the planemaker vies with Dassault Aviation SA and Saab AB for the fighter jet contract valued at as much as 5 billion euros ($7.29 billion). Brazil has given the companies until Sept. 18 to improve their offers and Boeing is “looking at all options,” the planemaker said today in a statement.

The conference will allow Boeing to determine the capability of the Brazilian aerospace industry and whether the country’s businesses qualify to be part of the planemaker’s global supply chain.

“We see promising opportunities in Brazil,” Shelley said in a statement. The opportunities extend “to all areas of Boeing’s business.”

Sweetened Offer

Boeing this month sweetened its bid, offering to assemble most of the proposed contract’s F/A-18 Super Hornets in Brazil. The planemaker wants to manufacture the first 12 planes in the U.S. and transfer equipment and tools to assembly lines in Brazil where Sao Jose dos Campos-based Empresa Brasileira Aeronautica SA would assemble the remainder, Mike Coggins, who is overseeing the sale for Boeing, said in an interview last week. Boeing also plans to share technology that would allow Brazil to integrate its own weapons.

“By technology transfer we mean everything they need to maintain the planes and to upgrade them in the future,” Bob Gower, vice president of the Boeing F/A-18 program, told reporters today in Sao Paulo.

If Boeing wins the contract, the work may generate 5,000 jobs in Brazil, Coggins told reporters today in Sao Paulo. Boeing said its price is “considerably lower” than that of the Rafale, Dassault’s jet fighter.

“We do believe we offer the best value and the most advanced technology,” Gower said. “We are extremely well positioned.”

Rafale Pitch

French President Nicolas Sarkozy traveled to Brazil this month, pitching Dassault’s Rafale with a promise to build some locally as well as buy 10 Embraer military transport aircraft. Sarkozy also offered access to Rafale jetfighter technology and said the plane would be sold at a price in line with the one paid by French military forces.

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Sept. 7 that Brazil had started negotiations to buy the jets from Dassault. Defense Minister Nelson Jobim told reporters on Sept. 10 that the competition was “heating up” and that it was up to Dassault to present an acceptable final offer so Lula’s “political decision” to strengthen ties with France could be fulfilled.

Boeing was surprised by Lula’s Sept. 7 announcement, Gower said. Even if the company doesn’t succeed in the fighter-jet competition, Boeing will continue to talk to Brazilian suppliers in an attempt to include them among its global supplier force, Coggins said.

Brazil’s air force will finish its technical recommendations by the end of October and Lula will make the final decision. Brazil has said it may expand the order to 120 warplanes to replace its aging fleet, which is primarily supplied by the French.

To contact the reporter on this story: Telma Marotto at [email protected].

Last Updated: September 15, 2009 16:20 EDT
__________________

Highcliff liked this post
ruifo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 16th, 2009, 03:02 PM   #97
ruifo
Brasil | Mexico
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ciudad de México
Posts: 14,781
Likes (Received): 11599

http://www.newswiretoday.com/news/57260/

Embraer Service Centers in the U.S Receive EASA Certification

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, 09/15/2009

European Aviation Safety Agency certifies Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Mesa, AZ centers.



Embraer’s European Executive Jets customers have two company-owned service centers in the United States certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA): one in Mesa, Ariz., and the other in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The two facilities were inaugurated last year – September 15 and October 27, respectively – and are able to perform non-routine maintenance services on the Phenom 100 and Legacy 600 jets registered in Europe.

“EASA’s Part 145 certification of two Embraer wholly owned-and-operated service centers enhances our capacity to better respond to our European customers, giving them more flexibility when flying in the United States,” says Scott Kalister, Embraer Vice President, Customer Support USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean – Executive Jets.

In addition to supporting existing Legacy 600 and Phenom 100 customers based in Europe, Embraer stands ready to support Phenom 100 deliveries en route from Brazil to their new European bases. For more about Embraer Executive Jets customer support, visit EmbraerExecutiveJets.com/.

About the Fort Lauderdale and Mesa Service Centers
Located at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int. Airport, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the 55,500-square-foot (5,160-square-meter) state-of-the-art facility provides full-service care for Embraer’s Phenom 100, Legacy 600 and, in the future, Phenom 300, Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 executive jets.

The 45,000 square-foot (4,180-square-meter) facility at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, in Mesa, Ariz., is authorized to service the same aircraft.

The two company owned-and-operated executive jet service centers consist of a hangar, workshops and office space. They offer full aircraft service, including scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, 24/7 technical assistance and parts, airframe, engine, avionics, and other system repairs, Aircraft On Ground (AOG) mobile rescue teams, and an inventory of expendable and repairable parts.

Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On June 30, 2009, Embraer (embraer.com.br) had a workforce of 17,237 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 19.8 billion.

This document may contain projections, statements and estimates regarding circumstances or events yet to take place. Those projections and estimates are based largely on current expectations, forecasts on future events and financial tendencies that affect Embraer’s businesses. Those estimates are subject to risks, uncertainties and suppositions that include, among others: general economic, political and trade conditions in Brazil and in those markets where Embraer does business; expectations on industry trends; the Company’s investment plans; its capacity to develop and deliver products on the dates previously agreed upon, and existing and future governmental regulations. The words “believe”, “may”, “is able”, “will be able”, “intend”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “expect” and other similar terms are supposed to identify potentialities. Embraer does not feel compelled to publish updates nor to revise any estimates due to new information, future events or any other facts. In view of the inherent risks and uncertainties, such estimates, events and circumstances may not take place. The actual results can therefore differ substantially from those previously published as Embraer expectations.
__________________

Highcliff liked this post
ruifo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 17th, 2009, 02:23 AM   #98
ruifo
Brasil | Mexico
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ciudad de México
Posts: 14,781
Likes (Received): 11599

What a fight!!

*****************************************

http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2009/...s_6895351.html

Associated Press
Brazil says price holding up France jet deal
Associated Press, 09.16.09, 04:45 PM EDT

BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazil's defense minister said Wednesday that price is still a sticking point in his country's negotiations to buy 36 Rafale jet fighters from France.

Brazil is leaning toward the Rafale from Dassault Aviation because France promises to transfer technology, Defense Minister Nelson Jobim told lawmakers. But proposals for Boeing ( BA - news - people ) Co.'s Super Hornet and Saab AB's Gripen are still alive, he said.

Jobim also confirmed the French plane is the most expensive of the three under consideration. French government officials have said a deal for the Rafales might be worth euro5 billion ($7.3 billion).

Jobim said that Brazil wants to be able to use its own armament on planes - something U.S. officials have balked at.

He says the Swedish Gripen jet has only one turbine while the competing planes have two.


*****************************************

http://www.forbes.com/feeds/reuters/...TS-BOEING.html

Reuters
Boeing still hopeful on Brazil fighter jet deal
09.15.09, 07:37 PM EDT

By Eduardo Simoes

SAO PAULO, (Reuters) - Boeing ( BA - news - people ) Co still hopes to woo Brazil away from buying 36 French Rafale fighter jets in favor of its own planes, dangling supply deals with around 150 Brazilian parts makers and suppliers as a sweetener.

Brazil's Defense Ministry said last week it had not yet chosen a manufacturer for the multibillion dollar deal for which France's Dassault Aviation, seen as favorite up to now, and Sweden's Saab are also competing.

The North American firm is holding conferences with the Brazilian firms this week, to prod them to aim for a bigger slice of its annual $45 billion in purchases from other firms in the manufacture of its planes.

"That is why the (deal) is important to change this," said Michael Coggins, who heads customer relations and new business at Boeing, at a press conference the firm held in Sao Paulo.

Separately from the jet deal, Boeing is planning to provide Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer ( ERJ - news - people ) with a platform from one of its own models to use in a Brazilian cargo plane, the KC-390.

France, whose bid for the contract was bolstered by an official visit by President Nicolas Sarkozy last week, had previously said it intended to buy some of these cargo planes if Brazil chose its Rafale jets over competing designs.

The United States government has also thrown its weight behind Boeing's bid, through its representatives in Brazil.

"What is being offered here ... is a relationship with the largest defence company in the world, which is acting in the largest economy in the world, in the largest defence market in the world," said Sao Paulo-based U.S. consul general Thomas White.

"That's a package that Rafale and (Saab's) Gripen can't touch," he said,

Bob Gower, a senior developer of Boeing's F-18, said the jet competed favorably with the Rafale, which has never been sold abroad, on price and technological advancement, while France in turn has promised it would offer Brazil more generous transfer of technology through the sale. (Writing by Peter Murphy; Editing by Marguerita Choy)

Copyright 2009 Reuters
__________________

Highcliff liked this post
ruifo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 19th, 2009, 05:08 AM   #99
ruifo
Brasil | Mexico
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ciudad de México
Posts: 14,781
Likes (Received): 11599

http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_...=news_Business

Sweden says its fighter jets best value for Brazil

Associated Press
2009-09-18 06:34 AM


A Swedish defense official says his nation's Gripen fighter jet represents the best value for Brazil because it costs half the price of competing models.
The state-run Agencia Brasil news agency says Hakran Jevrell of Sweden's defense department made the comments as the competition heats up to sell Brazil 36 fighter jets.

Jevrell did not tell reporters Thursday the overall price Saab AB would charge Brazil for the Gripen jets.

Brazilian officials have not said how much they intend to spend. The other finalists for the contract are Rafales from France's Dassault Aviation and Super Hornets from U.S.-based Boeing Co.

French officials have said a contract for the Rafales could be worth as much as ⁈ion ($7.3 billion).
__________________

Highcliff liked this post
ruifo no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 19th, 2009, 03:52 PM   #100
Klausenburg
Registered User
 
Klausenburg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Cluj/Kolozsvar/Klausenburg
Posts: 2,911
Likes (Received): 3771

There are low-cost carriers in Brazil?
Klausenburg no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium