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Company Watch - Embraer.

Jul 23, 2007

Compass Airlines, the wholly owned Northwest Airlines regional subsidiary, took delivery of the first of 36 Embraer E-175s. They will be configured with 12 seats in first class and 64 in coach. Compass, flying as Northwest Airlink, launched its first flight in May with a Bombardier CRJ200. It plans to operate 10 E-175s by year end and all 36 by the end of 2008. Jul 19, 2007

Embraer Delivers 36 Planes In Q2. Embraer, the world's fourth-largest aircraft maker, said it delivered 36 aircraft during the second quarter and a total of 61 aircraft during the first half of the year. "Embraer maintains its projection of delivering 165 to 170 aircraft in 2007," it said in a statement. Orders for commercial, executive and military aircraft rose by USD$600 million between April and June to total USD$15.6 billion, the highest ever, the company said. Embraer said increased sales efforts had added new clients to its backlog in the second quarter, including Japan Airlines and Lufthansa. Embraer is one of Brazil's largest exporters. Jul 17, 2007

Embraer reported that its firm order backlog, including commercial, business and government aircraft, increased by 4% during the second quarter to $15.6 billion as Lufthansa and Japan Airlines placed significant E-Jet orders at the Paris Air Show. The backlog was valued at $10.2 billion at the close of the 2006 second quarter. As of June 30 the Brazilian manufacturer had backlogged orders for 53 ERJ-145s, 22 E-170s, 69 E-175s, 283 E-190s and 26 E-195s for a total of 452. During the second quarter it delivered 27 aircraft from the 170/190 family, led by 14 E-190s. It delivered 30 commercial aircraft in the year-ago quarter. First-half deliveries of 47 commercial aircraft included 26 190s and 12 175s. Embraer is maintaining its forecast to deliver 165-170 aircraft in 2007. Jul 17, 2007

Embraer has clinched the first sale to Mexico of a Lineage 1000 business jet following an order for the ultra-large aircraft from health products and services company Omnilife de Mexico. The $41 million aircraft, a derivative of the E-190 regional jet, will be operated by its air-taxi subsidiary Omnifly following its delivery in December 2009. Jul 16, 2007

Brasil[sup.1]s aviation network is overloaded and is due for an overhaul. In September 2006, 154 people were killed when a Brazilian GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes Boeing 737-800 collided with a small US based ExcelAire Embraer Legacy 600 executive jet and crashed in the Amazon jungle in what was the worst air accident in the country's history. Congonhas Airport, located in the heart of South America's largest city, has had runway problems for years and recently repaved one of its landing strips. Earlier this year, officials tried to ban wide-bodied jets from the airport because of fears they could skid off its short landing strips. Air travel in Brazil has repeatedly been disrupted since the September crash unveiled a series of problems, including insufficient infrastructure and overburdened, underpaid staff. Last month, two passenger planes clipped wings while taxiing at Congonhas, increasing concerns about safety. Jul 18, 2007

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