|Traded as||BM&F Bovespa: EMBR3
|Industry||Aerospace / Defense|
|Headquarters||São José dos Campos, Brazil|
|Key people||Hermann Wever, (interim chairman)
Frederico Fleury Curado, (CEO)
|Products||Aircraft, aircraft components, mission systems for air and ground operation|
|Revenue||US$ 6.0 billion (2012)|
|Net income||US$ 340.6 million (2012)|
Embraer is a member of the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG). Its CEO, Frederico Curado, is the 2012 recipient of the Tony Jannus Award, given annually for distinguished contributions to commercial aviation.
Seeking a domestic aircraft manufacturer, the Brazilian government made several investments in this area during the 1940s and '50s, but it was not until 1969 that Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica (Embraer) was created as a government-owned corporation.
The Brazilian Government contributed to Embraer's early growth by providing license production contracts. The company increased its product line; it sold solely to the domestic market until 1975.
While military aircraft made up the majority of Embraer's products during the 1970s, by 1985 a regional airliner had debuted, the Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia. Aimed at the export market, this plane marked the first of Embraer's highly successful small airliners.
In 1974 the company started to produce Piper Aircraft light planes under license. Piper first put together knock-down kits in their US factory for Embraer to assemble and market in Brazil & Latin America. But by 1978 most of the parts and components were being sourced locally. Between 1974 and 2000 nearly 2500 license-built Pipers were produced by Embraer.
Born from a Brazilian government plan and having been state-run from the beginning, Embraer began a privatization process alongside many other state-controlled companies during the government of Fernando Henrique Cardoso.
In 2000, Embraer made simultaneous initial public offerings on the NYSE and BM&F Bovespa stock exchanges. As of 2008, its NYSE-traded shares were American Depositary Receipts representing 4 BM&F Bovespa shares.
As of 2008[update] ownership was: Bozano Group 11.10%, Previ (a Brazilian pension fund) 16.40%, Sistel 7.40%, Dassault Aviation 2.1%, EADS 2.1%, Thales 2.1%, Safran 1.1%, Government of Brazil 0.3%, the remainder being publicly traded.
In the mid-1990s the company pursued a product line more focused on small commercial planes than the military aircraft that had prior made up the majority of its manufacturing. Larger regional airliners with 70-110 seats and smaller business jets soon followed. Today the company makes for both defense and commerce.
On April 19, 2007, Embraer announced it was considering the production of a twin-jet military transport, the Embraer KC-390. Work actually began in May 2009 with funding from the Brazilian Air Force. Correios, the Brazilian postal service, has shown interest in buying this aircraft, in lieu of using commercial freight service for mail transport. Using many of the technologies developed for the Embraer 190, the C-390 would carry up to 23 tons of cargo, and was aimed at replacing Cold War-era cargo aircraft.
Brazil and Canada engaged in an international, adjudicated trade dispute over government subsidies to domestic plane-makers in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The World Trade Organization decided Brazil ran an illegal subsidy program, Proex, benefiting its national aviation industry from at least 1999-2000, and that Canada illegally subsidized its indigenous regional airliner industry, comprising Bombardier Aerospace.
The company's headquarters and a production base are in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil. It also has production bases in the State of São Paulo at Botucatu, Eugênio de Melo (a district of São José dos Campos) and Gavião Peixoto.[dead link] It may have other production bases as well. The company has offices in Beijing,[dead link] Fort Lauderdale (US),[dead link] Paris,[dead link] Singapore,[dead link] and Washington DC (US).[dead link]
In October 2010, Embraer suggested plans to develop very-long-range business jets, entering a sector currently dominated by Gulfstream, Bombardier, and Dassault. In May 2011, Embraer announced that it was considering building a larger airliner than the E-jets, with five-abreast seating.
|Number Of Deliveries||4||32||60||96||160||161||131||101||148||141||130||169||204||244||246||204||205|
The numbers include military versions of commercial aircraft.
Total delivered-backlog-options as of June 30, 2007: 862-53-131 145 Family, 256-399-719 170/190 Family
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