March 27, 2009:
Embraer to decide on larger aircraft within 18 to 24 months
Embraer expects to decide whether to move forward with development of a larger commercial aircraft within the next 18 to 24 months.
During an earnings conference call today, Embraer president and CEO Frederico Fleury Curado said: “We keep looking into the whole section of commercial aircraft [from] small to 150 seats or so.”
Embraer in engine talks as it studies clean-sheet airliner
Embraer is talking to General Electric, Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney about new-generation engines to power a potential clean-sheet airliner design under study which is larger than the E-Jet family, a top Embraer official reveals.
However, while P&W “started this race with the geared turbofan, and GE and Rolls are very seriously looking at new technology for a new generation engine”, Embraer does not see “enough maturity to make a decision at this point”, says Kern, adding: “Maybe in 18 to 24 months we’ll have a better, more clearer view about that.”
Proposed stretch dubbed E-195X by Embraer
A proposed stretch of Embraer’s largest-capacity commercial jet has been dubbed the E-195X by the manufacturer, which expects to decide whether to launch the variant – or potentially another type – by mid-2011.
Embraer’s “best estimate” is that it will have a decision on whether to launch a new derivative or programme in “12 to 18 months”, by the mid-2011 timeframe.
March 15, 2010:
Embraer outlines timeframe for new product decision
Embraer expects to make a decision on product enhancements or a new commercial aircraft in 12-18 months.
Company EVP of the airline market Mauro Kern outlined that timeframe during the ISTAT annual conference today in Orlando, Florida, stating the time period to make a decision “could be shorter than that”.
Embraer to decide on new jet in 12-18 months-report
(Reuters) – Embraer (EMBR3.SA)(ERJ.N), the world’s biggest regional aircraft maker, will take more than one year to decide whether to build a new family of jets, Chief Executive Officer Frederico Curado told newspaper Valor Economico on Wednesday.
“We have to make a decision in the short to medium term, and that would be something between 12 and 18 months,” Curado told Valor. The Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil-based company is a global leader in 70-to-120-seat aircraft.