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Embraer Reaches 2017 Delivery Outlook

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, the world's third commercial constructor, delivered a total of 210 jets in 2017. Of the 210 aircraft, 101 were commercial aircraft and 109 were executive jets (72 light and 37 large). These deliveries were well within the outlook ranges Embraer set for 2017: 97 to 102 commercial jets, 70 to 80 light business jets and 35 to 45 large business jets. In the last quarter of 2017, Embraer delivered 23 commercial jets and 50 executive jets (32 light and 18…

The Brazilian View on Boeing: Embraer Talks

There is a close relationship between Boeing and Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica, globally known as Embraer. However, recently disclosed talks show that the two companies are looking to extend and deepen that bond in some specific product lines. On Dec. 21, a brief press release confirmed that Boeing and Embraer…

Brazil Moves Forward with U.S. Open Skies Approval, but Not…

The Open Skies Agreement between the United States and Brazil has moved closer to reality due to recent approval from the Congress of Brazil’s lower house. While this agreement still requires ratification from the Brazilian Senate, the approval from the lower house carves a slightly clearer path for a joint…

Qatar Airways Enters Codeshare Agreement with oneworld Partner, LATAM Airlines

Doha-based Qatar Airways has announced that it has entered in to a codeshare agreement with LATAM. This move has come as Qatar Airways plans to expand its South American route network and connectivity for its passengers. Qatar began operations to Brazil back in 2010 when it introduced flights from Doha,…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Transbrasil

The Brazilian airline known initially as Sadia was founded in 1955 as the sister company to S/A Indústria e Comércio Concórdia. On March 16, 1956, their first aircraft, a DC-3, took to the skies under the name Sadia S/A - Transportes Aereos. It was founded by local entrepreneur Omar Fontana, who remained the…

United Airlines Acquires a Stake in Azul for $100 Million

In an attempt to compete in the bustling Latin and South American markets, United will pay $100 million to acquire a 5% stake in Azul, the third largest airline in Brazil. The cash payment will be a capital injection, rather than a stock deal, as Azul has yet to become…