Embraer Sets a Delivery Record of 169 Jets in 2007

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Embraer delivered 61 jets to the Commercial Aviation, Executive Aviation, and Defense and Government segments during the fourth quarter of 2007 (4Q07), meeting its goal of delivering 165 to 170 aircraft in 2007. The Company recorded the largest annual airplane delivery figure in its history, 169 jets, and its firm order backlog achieved a new record of US$ 18.8 billion, on December 31, 2007.

During 2007, the Company sought to adapt its industrial processes to the delivery schedule established with customers. Such actions as hiring new employees, implementing a third shift for some of the production processes, and adopting a lean manufacturing concept for the industrial processes, allied with the determination of all employees, led the Company to a 30% increase in the number of deliveries over the previous year. 
 
Deliveries by Segment  2007
Commercial Aviation (130)

ERJ 145 – 7
EMBRAER 170 -11  
EMBRAER 175 – 34
EMBRAER 190 – 68
EMBRAER 195 – 10
Executive Aviation (35)
Legacy 600 – 35
Defense and Government (4)
ERJ 145  – 1
Legacy 600 – 1
EMBRAER 190 – 2 
TOTAL – 169

Embraer increased the number of customers in its firm order backlog for the EMBRAER 170/190 jets family in the last quarter of 2007, with the sale of two EMBRAER 170s to Suzuyo, from Japan, 16 EMBRAER 190s – 11 to TACA, from El Salvador, and five to NAS Air, from Saudi Arabia, and ten jets to Virgin Nigeria, from Nigeria, where seven orders are for EMBRAER 170s and three are for EMBRAER 190s. Also in the Commercial Aviation segment, U.S.-based Republic Airways Holdings confirmed 11 options for EMBRAER 175 jets.

In the Executive Aviation segment, a number of firm orders were taken for jets from the Phenom family, bringing the total aircraft sold to over 700. During the same period, the Defense and Government segment signed contracts with the Royal Thai Army and the Royal Thai Navy for the sale of two ERJ 135 jets.

Delivery Forecast for 2008 and 2009 
Embraer expects to deliver between 195 and 200 aircraft, in 2008, in the Commercial Aviation, Executive Aviation, and Defense and Government (State-owned airlines and transportation of government officials) segments, plus another ten to 15 Phenom 100 jets. The Company also estimates delivery of 195 to 200 aircraft to the same segments, in 2009, and another 120 to 150 Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jets.

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