Brazilian Air Force Cuts KC-390 Program By 25 Percent

By Brian Everstine Nov 12, 2021
The Brazilian Air Force said the planned purchase of 28 KC-390s exceeded “budget reality” as military budgets have been restricted.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Embraer Sees Demand For 500 New E175s In North America

By Ben Goldstein Nov 09, 2021
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.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Brazil, Japan To Stage Simulated UAM Trials

By Graham Warwick Oct 26, 2021
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.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Daily Memo: Embraer’s Turboprop Revival Hinges On U.S. Regionals Buy-In

By Jens Flottau Sep 16, 2021
In the age of transformation to a more sustainable way of flying and with revolutionary technologies not available yet, a new generation of turboprops look like a valid interim step.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Embraer Sales, Deliveries Rebound In Second Quarter

By Molly McMillin Aug 13, 2021
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.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Embraer’s Eve Teams With Kenya Airways On UAM

By Graham Warwick Aug 11, 2021
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.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Embraer’s Eve Partners With Ascent To Penetrate Asian Markets

By Chen Chuanren Jun 15, 2021
The partnership will see Eve’s vehicles added to Singapore-based Ascent's flight booking application once they are available.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Eve Confirms Talks With Ricci’s Zanite SPAC

By Graham Warwick Jun 11, 2021
As another electric air-taxi startup announces plans to go public, Embraer has confirmed that its Eve Urban Air Mobility spinoff is in talks with a blank-check company.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Embraer, Brazil Partner On 'Superior' Future UAS

By Steve Trimble Apr 25, 2021
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.
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

SNC Flies Second U.S. A-29, Unveils Special Livery

By Steve Trimble Mar 29, 2021
The turboprop-powered light attack fighter and trainer arrived on Feb. 23 at SNC’s modification facilities in Centennial, Colorado, the company announced on March 29. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Embraer Reports Executive, Commercial Jet Delivery Spike

By Ben Goldstein Mar 19, 2021
Embraer said it saw a solid rebound in deliveries in the 2020 fourth quarter (Q4), as both executive and commercial aircraft show signs of resurgent demand.
Crossover Narrowbody Jets

Daily Memo: ATR Plans For Slow Rebound After Depressed Demand

By Thierry Dubois Mar 17, 2021
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.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: Embraer Pushes Ahead With Turboprop Plans

By Jens Flottau Mar 16, 2021
Despite the former CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation saying the development of a new turboprop was contingent on forming a joint venture with Boeing, the Brazilian company has decided to go it alone.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Azul Considers Converting More E-Jets To Cargo Aircraft

By Lori Ranson Dec 21, 2020
Just weeks after launching service with four Embraer 195 jets converted to freighters, Brazilian operator Azul is considering more conversions to decrease delivery times. 
Airlines & Lessors

First Images Emerge For Embraer's Hybrid-Electric 30-Seater

By Steve Trimble Nov 15, 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. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Podcast: Embraer’s CEO on the Breakup With Boeing and Going It Alone

Oct 26, 2020
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.

Daily Memo: New Turboprop Back On The Table At Embraer

By Jens Flottau Oct 25, 2020
When Francisco Gomes Neto took over from Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva as CEO of Embraer, the company was on a clear path. The pandemic changed everything.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Embraer Launches UAM Spinoff Eve

By Graham Warwick Oct 15, 2020
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.
Business Aviation

Embraer Delivers Six A-29s To Philippines

By Steve Trimble Oct 14, 2020
The aircraft will be operated by the 15th Attack Squadron. The unit specializes in tactical air support, light attack, surveillance, air interception, counter-insurgency and advanced training.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Embraer Lays Off 900 Staff; Cites Pandemic, Boeing Deal Collapse

By Jens Flottau Sep 03, 2020
Aircraft manufacturer Embraer is laying off 900 employees in Brazil, the equivalent of 4.5% of its global workforce, according to a Sept. 3 statement.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Embraer Commercial Names New Sales Leadership

By Jens Flottau Aug 13, 2020
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.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Asian Carriers’ Negotiations For Regional Jets ‘Skyrocket,’ Embraer Says

By Chen Chuanren Jul 15, 2020
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.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Brazil Accepts Third KC-390 Delivery

By Steve Trimble Jun 28, 2020
The Brazilian air force on June 27 accepted delivery of the third operational Embraer KC-390 tanker-transport, Air Lieutenant Brigadier Carlos de…
Defense and Space

Brazil Accepts Third KC-390 Delivery

By Steve Trimble Jun 28, 2020
The Brazilian air force on June 27 accepted delivery of the third operational Embraer KC-390 tanker-transport, Air Lieutenant Brigadier Carlos de…
Defense and Space

Daily Memo: John Slattery’s Unusual Career Takes New Unexpected Turn

By Jens Flottau Jun 15, 2020
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.
Aircraft & Propulsion