Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer announced on Wednesday
the sale of 100 airplanes to China's regional airline, Hainan
The 2.7-billion-dollar deal for 100 planes, half of which will
be manufactured in China, include 50 50-seater ERJ 145s and 50
106-seater Embraer 190s.
The ERJ 145s will be produced by joint-venture company Harbin
Embraer Aircraft Industry (HEAI) with deliveries scheduled for
September 2007, Embraer said in a statement.
The Embraer 190s, to be configured for single-class service,
will be manufactured at Embraer's plant in Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao
Paulo. The first deliveries should take place in December 2007.
Sources with the Chinese embassy in Brazil said that several
agreements will be signed by Chinese and Brazil enterprises during
China top legislator Wu Bangguo's visit. Wu arrived in Brazil on
Tuesday afternoon for an official goodwill visit.
Wu yesterday called for closer economic ties between China and
Brazil, saying that the two countries have the opportunity now to
advance economic and trade cooperation.
"As key developing countries in the world, China and Brazil
share broad common interests," Wu told Vice President Jose
To better coordinate bilateral cooperation, the two sides
decided to set up a high-level coordination and cooperation
committee in 2004. The committee had its first meeting last March
Wu said he hoped that the two countries would make full use of
the committee to push bilateral economic and trade cooperation to
(Xinhua News Agency August 31, 2006)