Posts Tagged 'Embraer'

Embraer May Develop Trainer Aircraft With India

Bangalore: Brazil’s Embraer S.A. may develop a basic turboprop trainer aircraft jointly with India to meet potential demand from the air forces in both nations, a senior company executive said Friday.
Embraer expects also to shortly win a contract from India to supply nine multi-mission aircraft, Orlando J F Neto, executive vice president for defense market, said.
Embraer is among several defense companies worldwide who are participating at the ongoing Aero India show on expectations that the south Asian country will buy more weapons, aircraft and other defense equipment to modernize its armed forces. India’s federal government has allocated a military budget of 1.47 trillion rupees ($32.23 billion) in the current fiscal year through March.
Mr. Neto said the Brazilian air force currently has between 100 and 150 Tucano turboprop trainer aircraft–manufactured by Embraer–which will need to be upgraded or replaced with a new trainer aircraft by 2018.
“So, we will also have a room for replacement and so there is a scope to co-develop and co-produce a basic trainer,” Mr. Neto said. “Both countries can probably spend the money equally and produce about 100-150 planes each.”
11/02/11 Santanu Choudhury/Wall Street Journal

Embraer detects Indian niche

Embraer plans to roll out the first of India’s three EMB-145 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft this month, and is looking for other niche opportunities on the sub-continent.
Embraer defence head Orlando Neto commented on the status of India’s EMB-145 at Aero India 2011. “After we deliver the aircraft, the Indian Air Force will undertake systems integration.”
Under the $208 million 2008 deal, Embraer built the aircraft based on the airframe of the E-145 regional aircraft. It then installed indigenously designed radar and communications links. Nato expects all three to be delivered by the end of 2011.
“India is definitely a growing business for us,” says Neto. “They have objectives and we see ourselves complementing these objectives. Though their procurement process is long, defence procurement everywhere takes time, but this doesn’t concern us because we understand it.”
Aside from the EMB-145s, Embraer has also delivered to the Indian government five E-145s configured for the VIP role. The aircraft are operated by the Indian Air Force and have enhanced communications features.
10/02/11 Greg Waldron/Flight Global

Air Works inks overhaul pact with Embraer, Rockwell Collins

Bangalore: In what will extend its footprint in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and general aviation sector in India, Air Works Pvt Ltd on Wednesday announced inking of two deals — one with communication and aviation electronic solutions provider Rockwell Collins and the other with Embraer.
The Mumbai-based company said Embraer had appointed Air Works as an Embraer Authorised Service Center (EASC) for Phenom executive jets in India. The company was certified by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to provide MRO services for all Phenom 100 executive jets in the country in January.
The MRO firm currently maintains and repairs Airbus and Boeing planes of Spicejet, GoAir and Kingfisher Airlines. Now with its deal with Embraer, it will be able to service aircraft of Madurai-based Paramount Airlines and other carriers.
Vivek Gour, CEO, Air Works, said the company’s tie-up with Rockwell Collins will make it India’s first authorised reseller and provider of services for Collins products. Through the alliance, Air Works will carry out flight line maintenance (FLM) and warranty repairs or modifications for Rockwell Collins products in India.
10/02/11 Supriya Ghorpade/Daily News & Analysis