Embraer considering to build regional jets, military transport aircraft in India

Brazil based Embraer SA is considering establishing multiple assembly lines in India to build its small narrow-body jets and military transport aircraft as the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer tries to win orders in the country.

Notably, India is considered as one of the world’s fastest growing aviation markets. Besides, it has very competitive labour costs, has design and technical expertise, thereby making it a lucrative destination for investment.

As of now, Embraer is in early discussions with potential partners to assemble its E2 regional aircraft and C-390 Millennium troop transporter.

Noteworthy, the Brazilians aircraft manufacturer has been trying to break into the global aviation duopoly with its E2 range of jets that seat between 80 and 130 people, depending on the variant, and compete with Airbus SE’s A220 model.

With India looking to improve domestic connections, the plane maker sees an opportunity for smaller aircraft that might be easier for airlines to use on underserved routes.

Presently, regional carrier Star Air is the sole commercial airline that operates Embraer jets in India.

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2023-08-25/brazil-s-embraer-could-make-regional-jets-in-india-in-bid-to-win-orders