|Traded as||BM&F Bovespa: EMBR3
|Industry||Aerospace / Defense|
|Headquarters||São José dos Campos, Brazil|
|Key people||Hermann Wever, (interim chairman)
Frederico Fleury Curado, (CEO)
|Products||Aircraft, aircraft components, mission systems for air and ground operation|
|Revenue||US$ 6.0 billion (2012)|
|Net income||US$ 340.6 million (2012)|
Embraer is a member of the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG). Its CEO, Frederico Curado, is the 2012 recipient of the Tony Jannus Award, given annually for distinguished contributions to commercial aviation.
Seeking a domestic aircraft manufacturer, the Brazilian government made several investments in this area during the 1940s and '50s, but it was not until 1969 that Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica (Embraer) was created as a government-owned corporation.
Early growth 
The Brazilian Government contributed to Embraer's early growth by providing license production contracts. The company increased its product line; it sold solely to the domestic market until 1975.
While military aircraft made up the majority of Embraer's products during the 1970s, by 1985 a regional airliner had debuted, the Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia. Aimed at the export market, this plane marked the first of Embraer's highly successful small airliners.
License-built Pipers 
In 1974 the company started to produce Piper Aircraft light planes under license. Piper first put together knock-down kits in their US factory for Embraer to assemble and market in Brazil & Latin America. But by 1978 most of the parts and components were being sourced locally. Between 1974 and 2000 nearly 2500 license-built Pipers were produced by Embraer.
Born from a Brazilian government plan and having been state-run from the beginning, Embraer began a privatization process alongside many other state-controlled companies during the government of Fernando Henrique Cardoso.
Initial public offerings 
In 2000, Embraer made simultaneous initial public offerings on the NYSE and BM&F Bovespa stock exchanges. As of 2008, its NYSE-traded shares were American Depositary Receipts representing 4 BM&F Bovespa shares.
As of 2008[update] ownership was: Bozano Group 11.10%, Previ (a Brazilian pension fund) 16.40%, Sistel 7.40%, Dassault Aviation 2.1%, EADS 2.1%, Thales 2.1%, Safran 1.1%, Government of Brazil 0.3%, the remainder being publicly traded.
Product line expansion: military, regional & executive 
In the mid-1990s the company pursued a product line more focused on small commercial planes than the military aircraft that had prior made up the majority of its manufacturing. Larger regional airliners with 70-110 seats and smaller business jets soon followed. Today the company makes for both defense and commerce.
Military transport 
On April 19, 2007, Embraer announced it was considering the production of a twin-jet military transport, the Embraer KC-390. Work actually began in May 2009 with funding from the Brazilian Air Force. Correios, the Brazilian postal service, has shown interest in buying this aircraft, in lieu of using commercial freight service for mail transport. Using many of the technologies developed for the Embraer 190, the C-390 would carry up to 23 tons of cargo, and was aimed at replacing Cold War-era cargo aircraft.
Government subsidy controversy 
Brazil and Canada engaged in an international, adjudicated trade dispute over government subsidies to domestic plane-makers in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The World Trade Organization decided Brazil ran an illegal subsidy program, Proex, benefiting its national aviation industry from at least 1999-2000, and that Canada illegally subsidized its indigenous regional airliner industry, comprising Bombardier Aerospace.
Production bases and facilities 
The company's headquarters and a production base are in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil. It also has production bases in the State of São Paulo at Botucatu, Eugênio de Melo (a district of São José dos Campos) and Gavião Peixoto.[dead link] It may have other production bases as well. The company has offices in Beijing,[dead link] Fort Lauderdale (US),[dead link] Paris,[dead link] Singapore,[dead link] and Washington DC (US).[dead link]
Non-Brazilian main facilities 
- Embraer Portugal/Europe (Évora, Portugal).
- EAMS - Embraer Aircraft Maintenance Services Inc. (Nashville, Tennessee USA) - maintenance services site.
- OGMA - Indústria Aeronáutica de Portugal (Alverca do Ribatejo, Portugal) - aircraft component maintenance, repair and manufacturing, plus aircraft maintenance services.
- Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc. - Its US headquarters are near Fort Lauderdale, Florida in a facility founded in 1979. Its external relations office is in Washington, DC.
Joint ventures 
Aircraft products 
- Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante
- Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia
- Embraer/FMA CBA 123 Vector
- Embraer Regional Jet
- Embraer E-Jet family
- Embraer EMB 111 Bandeirulha, a special version designed for maritime patrol, used by the Brazilian Air Force
- Embraer EMB 312 Tucano
- Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano
- AMX International AMX
- Embraer R-99
- Embraer 145 AEW&C
- Embraer 145 RS/AGS
- Embraer P-99
- Embraer KC-390
- Embraer Phenom 100
- Embraer Phenom 300
- Embraer Legacy 450
- Embraer Legacy 500
- Embraer Legacy 600
- Embraer Legacy 650
- Embraer Lineage 1000
In October 2010, Embraer suggested plans to develop very-long-range business jets, entering a sector currently dominated by Gulfstream, Bombardier, and Dassault. In May 2011, Embraer announced that it was considering building a larger airliner than the E-jets, with five-abreast seating.
Licensed-version aircraft 
General aviation 
- Embraer Sêneca
- Embraer Corisco
- Embraer Carioca
- Embraer Minuano
- Embraer Navajo
- Embraer Sertanejo
- Embraer Tupi
Commercial aircraft deliveries 
|Number Of Deliveries||4||32||60||96||160||161||131||101||148||141||130||169||204||244||246||204||205|
The numbers include military versions of commercial aircraft.
Total delivered-backlog-options as of June 30, 2007: 862-53-131 145 Family, 256-399-719 170/190 Family
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- EMBRAER HAS MILITARY TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT UNDER STUDY
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- The Company: Facilities; Regional Offices: Manufacturing Locations Embraer Official Site
- The Company: Facilities; Regional Offices: Embraer - China Embraer Official Site
- [dead link]The Company: Facilities; Regional Offices: Embraer - North America Embraer Official Site
- The Company: Facilities; Regional Offices: Embraer - Europe Embraer Official Site
- The Company: Facilities; Regional Offices: Embraer - Singapore Embraer Official Site
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- Embraer mulls over new types flightglobal.com, 21/10/10
- "CORRECTION: Embraer eyes possible "five-abreast aircraft"". 2011-05-06. Retrieved 2011-05-08.
- "Embraer Closes Out 2010 With 246 Jets Delivered | PRNewswire". TradersHuddle.com. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
- "EMBRAER DELIVERS 105 COMMERCIAL AND 99 EXECUTIVE JETS IN 2011"
- Embraer Delivers 106 Commercial and 99 Executive Jets In 2012.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Embraer|
- Embraer history
- Centro Histórico da Embraer (Historic Centre of Embraer) (Portuguese)
- História das aeronaves (History of aircraft) (Portuguese)
- Embraer history on Jetsite.com.br (Portuguese)
- Pictures of the Embraer fleet (English)
Further reading 
- Brazil’s A&D Industry Centers Around Embraer April 23, 2012