Embraer and partner Avic plan to ramp up Chinese assembly of Legacy 600 and 650 business jets to six a year by 2015, with an initial focus on the local market. The operation will be profitable at that level, even though the plant at Harbin, built for the commercial aircraft from which the business jets are derived, has a capacity of 20 units a year, says Guan Dongyuan, Embraer’s president for China. The agreement to convert the line, announced on June 21, means that within 18 months ...

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