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08/27/2013
In: Press Releases

 Embraer Co-organizes China Regional Aviation Forum 2013

 

Beijing, China, August 27, 2013 – In association with the Civil Aviation Management Institute of China (CAMIC), an education and training institute under the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), and the Ordos Airport Administration Group Co., Ltd., Embraer is co-organizing the China Regional Aviation Forum 2013 on August 28 and 29 in the city of Ordos in Inner Mongolia, China.

The regional aviation seminar is part of the China Civil Aviation Development Forum 2013, an annual international event focusing on key issues concerning civil aviation around the world. The event has been hosted by the CAAC and organized by CAMIC since 2007. This year’s program marks the first time the conference has included regional aviation in the seven years the China Civil Aviation Development Forum has been held.

“Second only to the USA, China is the country that operates the largest fleet of Embraer commercial aircraft in the world,” said Paulo Cesar Silva, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “With Asia forecast to lead the growth in passenger enplanements, regional aviation will be a significant force in building China into a civil aviation powerhouse. No doubt this forum will serve as an effective platform for all participants, home and abroad, to discuss regional aviation issues.” 

The two-day event brings together senior members from the Government of China, experts from both domestic and foreign regional aviation associations, and representatives from several airlines. The agenda promotes in-depth discussions and the sharing of experiences on regional aviation policies, business models and operations.

As the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, Embraer has delivered nearly 2,000 aircraft from its ERJ 145 and E-Jets families since 1996 when the first ERJ 145 was delivered. To date, its commercial jets are in operation with 87 airlines from 55 countries. At this year’s Paris Air Show, Embraer announced the launch of E-Jets E2, the next generation of its best-selling E-Jets family. Airlines and leasing companies have placed orders and commitments for up to 365 E-Jets E2s.

In China, Embraer delivered 126 aircraft of the 131 firm orders for commercial jets it has received since 2000 when the company introduced its first ERJ 145 to this market. Embraer jets account for almost 80% of China’s regional aircraft fleet.

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