Embraer President and CEO Frederico Curado is “cautiously optimistic” that this year will yield enough U.S. sales to maintain the manufacturer’s backlog at reasonable levels, even as the company records charges for its exposure to American Eagle Airlines’ fleet reorganization. Commercial demand for regional jets is generally “soft,” Curado told analysts during the Brazilian manufacturer’s first-quarter results conference call, with activity in Europe and Latin America noticeably down. ...


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