With an array of competitors launching new aircraft, it's fair to ask why Embraer is waiting until the end of the decade to introduce its next-generation of E-Jets. The answer: Why make the current 70-122-seat family obsolete any earlier than need be? With only eight years of operational E-Jet service under its belt, the Brazilian aircraft maker is looking for more time to amortize its investment. At the same time, it knows something has to be done to keep the Embraer 170/175 and ...

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