Thursday, October 16, 2008

Made in Brazil: Embraer "regional jet," Continental Express

Embraer --, the Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A., is a Brazilian aerospace conglomerate, says Wikipedia.

The company produces commercial, military, and corporate aircraft, as well as providing related aerospace services.

From 1999 to 2001 it was Brazil's largest exporter and is one of the three main exporters in Brazil. Among all aircraft manufacturers, it currently has the third[3] largest yearly delivery of commercial aircraft (behind Boeing, Airbus) and the third largest workforce (behind Boeing and Airbus).

If you fly out of a smaller airport like Shreveport Regional (SHV) you will probably be flying on an Embraer.

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