R/€ = 15.15Change: -0.14
R/$ = 14.27Change: -0.13
Au 1070.91 $/ozChange: -1.14
Pt 854.50 $/ozChange: 9.00
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?

And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters About Us
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
Sep 25, 2012

Brazilian plane maker sees growing executive jet market in Africa

Dubai|Engineering|London|Pretoria|Africa|Aircraft|Aviation|Defence|Embraer|SECURITY|Africa|USD|Air Force Base Waterkloof|Aerospace|Media Relations|Service|Ricardo Santos|Dubai
© Reuse this

Brazilian aerospace group Embraer is forecasting rapid expansion in business aviation in Africa. “The African business aviation market is growing fast and is offering a lot of opportunities,” Embraer Executive Jets media relations executive Ricardo Santos told Engineering News Online.

There are currently some 420 business jets in service in Africa and the Brazilian group predicts that the continent will require about another 250 over the next ten years. In financial terms, this amounts to a $6.3-billion market. “It’s a great opportunity for us,” he affirmed.

Embraer has just had its largest participation to date at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) exhibition, the 2012 edition of which was held at Air Force Base Waterkloof, just south of Pretoria, last week. Its display included four business jets – a Phenom 100, a Phenom 300, a Legacy 650 and a Lineage 1000.

The Phenom 100 seats, in standard format, four passengers while the Phenom 300 takes six. The Legacy 650 is the latest model in the Legacy family – there are also Legacy 450, Legacy 500 and Legacy 600 versions. The 650 can accommodate up to 14 passengers over long ranges – for example, Dubai to London. The Lineage 1000 can carry at least ten passengers over intercontinental distances.

The Legacy series is derived from the company’s ERJ-145 regional jet airliner family while the Lineage 1000 is a derivation of the E-190 94- to 100-seat airliner.

“There are a lot of potential customers in Africa, even for the Lineage 1000,” he reported. “Embraer has a large presence in the African market with commercial aircraft and military planes, and we are now increasing our presence on the business aviation side.”

Embraer is organised into three main divisions – Commercial, Executive and Defence and Security. Embraer Defence and Security also participated at AAD 2012, but had no aircraft on show.

Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
Other Transport & Logistics News
Updated 1 hour 39 minutes ago  Rail group Alstom announced on Thursday that it had signed an agreement to purchase 51% of South African rail company Commuter Transport & Locomotive Engineering (CTLE), for an undisclosed amount. CTLE, specialising in the modernisation of trains, was previously...
Updated 3 hours ago The Presidency on Thursday said that the government was in the process of “finalising” the appointment of a new SAA board. In a statement responding to queries about the role of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in turning around loss-making parastatals, Ronnie...
Article contains comments
Latest News
Updated 45 minutes ago Business confidence has dropped by a full 15 points over the past year to reach its lowest level in five years, the latest Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)/Bureau for Economic Research (BER) Business Confidence Index (BCI) has shown. After falling from 43 to 38 in the third...
Updated 51 minutes ago JSE-listed beverage, food and nonperishable packaging manufacturer Nampak’s basic earnings a share rose 3% to 228.3c for the year ended September 30, from 221.7c the year before. The company also reported an increase in group revenue and trading profit of 13%, to...
Updated 1 hour 14 minutes ago As Parliament mulls the new regulatory framework to govern South Africa’s financial industry, the sector is preparing for its promulgation; however, it will require a complete “rethink” of the way regulators guide financial institutions. The tabling of the Financial...
Recent Research Reports
Water 2015: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2015 Report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context but also in the African and global context in terms of supply and demand, water stress and insecurity, and access to water and sanitation, besides others.
Input Sector Review: Pumps 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s 2015 Input Sector Review on Pumps provides an overview of South Africa’s pumps industry with particular focus on pump manufacture and supply, aftermarket services, marketing strategies, local and export demand, imports, sector support, investment...
Liquid Fuels 2015: A review of South Africa's liquid fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2015 Report examines these issues in the context of South Africa’s business environment; oil and gas exploration; fuel pricing; the development of the country’s biofuels industry; the logistics of transporting liquid fuels; and...
Road and Rail 2015: A review of South Africa's road and rail sectors (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2015 report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail infrastructure and network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and...
Defence 2015: A review of South Africa's defence sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Coal 2015 report examines South Africa’s coal industry with regards to the business environment, the key participants in the sector, local demand, export sales and coal logistics, projects being undertaken by the large and smaller participants in the...
Real Economy Year Book 2015 (PDF Report)
There are very few beacons of hope on South Africa’s economic horizon. Economic growth is weak, unemployment is rising, electricity supply is insufficient to meet demand and/or spur growth, with poor prospects for many of the commodities mined and exported. However,...
This Week's Magazine
Additive manufacturing, better known as 3D printing, has the potential to completely change the relationships between individual consumers, professional designers and manufacturers. So argued Loughborough University Reader in Computer Aided Product Design Dr Ian...
Airbus Defence and Space: Military Aircraft has highlighted that its A330 Multirole Tanker Transport (MRTT) has significant commonalities with the Airbus A330-200 commercial airliner, upon which it is based. The South African Air Force (SAAF) once operated a fleet of...
Financial services provider Nedbank launched the second edition of its Carbon Footprinting Guide earlier this month, which is aimed at demystifying carbon footprint approaches and help readers grasp the main concepts of carbon measuring, monitoring, reporting and...
This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Caterpillar’s first backhoe loader. This also coincides with the worldwide release of its latest-generation F2 series backhoe loader, which was launched at supply chain services company Barloworld Logistics’ Big Dig Day in...
BARRY DWOLATZKY The CPD programme provides advanced skills required locally, and provides a stepping stone to Wits University’s Master of Engineering degree in software engineering
A shortage of software engineers is leading to fewer information technology (IT) projects in private and public sector organisations. This also places a dampener on the economy, as IT is an integral part of business and civil service, says University of Witwatersrand...
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96