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Embraer Looks Forward to a Strong Presence at the RAA Convention
Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 3, 2013 – Embraer has secured significant orders from leading airlines in North America this year. As the regional airline industry continues to recover, the company looks forward to celebrating its success with customers and industry partners as it attends the Regional Airline Association Convention in Montreal, May 6-9, 2013.
The company will provide a North American market update during its press briefing on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. Embraer will be located at Booth 423 in the Convention Hall.
“The industry has strongly rebounded this year,” said Charlie Hillis, Vice President, Sales & Marketing – Airline Market, North America. “Airlines are modernizing their fleets, while seeking to provide better service to passengers. Embraer won significant North American orders from Republic Airlines and, most recently, United Airlines.”
The E175 has become the aircraft of choice, due to its competitiveness attributed to many factors, including the Company’s long-term commitment to the segment and its continuous improvement program, which will deliver a 5% overall reduction in fuel burn and lower maintenance costs. In addition, the aircraft affords seamless service with mainline partners, including maximum configuration flexibility for both dual and single-class service, given its lack of over-wing exits. Commonality with the E190 also allows easy transition to the larger aircraft in a simple and cost-effective manner.
Embraer has approximately 1,000 regional aircraft in service in North America. The Company’s 43 years of experience in contributing to the worldwide regional aviation industry provides for unmatched customer services and support through eight areas, including world-class field and technical support, flight operations, and material services. This includes the combined efforts of the Embraer-owned Service Center in Nashville, which, to date, has performed over 1,000 heavy-maintenance inspections for 42 airlines from 14 countries.
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