Embraer CEO Francisco Gomes Neto said that the E175’s status as the only scope-compliant large regional jet “still in production today” ensures it will continue to sell heavily to airlines in the U.S. over the next 10 years.
Embraer subsidiary Eve Air Mobility will launch a month-long simulated urban-air-mobility (UAM) trial in Brazil on Nov. 8, connecting the affluent coastal suburb of Barra de Tijuca with Rio de Janeiro’s Galeão International Airport.
Embraer expects to deliver 90-95 business jets and 45-50 commercial aircraft in 2021, up from 86 and 44, respectively in 2020 as the market recovers to pre-pandemic levels and growth continues, the company reported.
Africa has emerged as a proving ground for drone delivery, headlined by Zipline’s large-scale on-demand medical delivery networks in Rwanda, Ghana and now Nigeria. Now the continent is turning its attention to urban air mobility.
A memorandum of understanding signed on April 23 by the FAB and the Brazilian manufacturer launches a study and evaluation of the “necessary capabilities for the conceptual deisgn and development of advanced” UAS.
ATR’s earlier hopes that regional turboprops would spearhead the recovery have yet to materialize, and management now only expects a slight upturn this year on the extremely slow sales it reported for 2020.
The Brazilian government has released the first concept images and new details of a hybrid-electric-powered aircraft being studied by Embraer to replace the Air Force’s fleet of aging 15-30-seat airlifters.
Listen in as CEO Francisco Gomes Neto gives his side of Embraer’s breakup with Boeing, what he thinks of finding new partners, and how he plans to steer the Brazilian aircraft company through the COVID-19 storm.
Having incubated Embraer’s involvement in the nascent urban air mobility (UAM) market since 2017, the Brazilian manufacturer’s EmbraerX innovation unit has spun off Eve Urban Air Mobility Solutions as an independent company.
Embraer Commercial Aviation named Martyn Holmes as its new chief commercial officer Aug. 13 in the latest step of a sequence of leadership transitions at the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer following the departure of president and CEO John Slattery in May.
Airlines are considering the flexibility of introducing a new fleet of smaller regional aircraft as they juggle diminishing passenger demand, cost per seat and falling capacity, Embraer VP of Asia-Pacific Cesar Pereira has said.
In a way, it is typical for Slattery that he is emerging from what looked like a bleak professional situation, given his own expectations, to landing one of the biggest jobs the industry has to offer: CEO of GE Aviation.