Aerospace opportunities

An Expert's View about Aircraft Maintenance in Brazil

Last updated: 19 Jul 2011

Embraer is the 3rd largest commercial aeroplane manufacturer, has 45% of the regional market of 30-60 seat aeroplanes and is world leader in commercial jets up to 120 seats, employing 16,853 people world-wide (December 2009), not including the non-fully-owned subsidiaries Ogma (Portugal) and HEAI (China).

Sector briefing Aerospace opportunities in Brazil Why Brazil? Embraer is the 3rd largest commercial aeroplane manufacturer, has 45% of the regional market of 30-60 seat aeroplanes and is world leader in commercial jets up to 120 seats, employing 16,853 people world-wide (December 2009), not including the non-fully- owned subsidiaries Ogma (Portugal) and HEAI (China). Turnover was US$5.25bn in 2010 and Embraer had a firm order book of 250 aircraft (US$15.6bn) at the beginning of 2010. Embraer delivered 100 commercial aircraft in 2010. Business jet deliveries totalled 144, with 2 in the defence sector. 58% of sales were in the commercial aviation segment, followed by 19% in the executive segment. The defence sector accounted for 7% of turnover. Europe is ?Most of the Embraer supply Embraer?s most important market with 32% of chain is located overseas. sales, followed by North America (23%) and Partners are secured through Asia Pacific (21%). BA City Flyer, Flybe and the RAF are all users of Embraer aircraft. risk-sharing and are based in the USA and Europe? Find general information on Kazakh market conditions on UKTI?s website. The Doing Business Guide for Brazil gives an overview of Kazakhstan?s economy, business culture, potential opportunities and an introduction to other relevant issues. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Aerospace opportunities in Brazil ? Partnerships on the KC390; a wide Opportunities range of opportunities for structures, parts and technology and services Embraer?s main products (commercial supply on the new programme. aviation): ? Manufacturing division is particularly ? Regional E jet series 170/195 (up to interested in new composites 118 seats); technologies, tooling and automation ? Legacy 600 business jets (based on the systems. ERJ 145 series) ? Lineage 1000 larger business jets ? Composites outsourcing for existing (based on 170) programmes, harnesses, hardware, ? Legacy 450 and 500 MSJ and MLJ fasteners, machined parts, interiors. business jets (new builds) ? Phenom 100 and 300 (up to 9 seats). ? Composite components for under- ? ERJ 135/145 series, on which the carriage systems. Legacy is based, produced in China. ? Sheet metal forming. KC 390 Programme *in development ? Thermal and surface treatment, The new transporter and airborne refuelling paintwork, chemical milling, shot aircraft KC390 will be built under the system of peening and special welding processes. strategic risk-sharing partnerships, as with previous programmes. The aeroplane will be If you have any questions on the opportunities made initially for the FAB (Brazilian Air Force). above, contact the UKTI contacts named in this report. Business opportunities aimed Aerospace supply chain specifically at UK companies are added daily to UKTI?s website. These leads are sourced by our Most of the Embraer supply chain is located staff overseas in British Embassies, High overseas. Partners are secured through risk- Commissions and Consulates, across all sectors sharing and are based in the USA and Europe. and in over 100 markets. Some international partners have established assembly plants in Brazil. You can be alerted to business opportunities on a regular basis by registering on the UKTI Imports are dominated by US suppliers. UK website. Find out more on UKTI?s business content on Embraer aircraft is low (less than opportunities service on the UKTI website. 2%). It is crucial for UK companies to talk to Embraer now about future projects. In 2008 Embraer announced the setting up of new overseas factories, in USA to manufacture the Phenom, and 2 in Portugal for the manufacture of complex composite airframe structures and components and metallic structures. The Brazilian Government is pursuing an agenda of increasing the local content of Embraer?s future aircraft. Embraer has plans for major growth and the government wants to see it become a leading world player with volumes capable of attracting major parts and assembly manufacturers to Brazil. Opportunities with Embraer include: ? Embraer needs to fill gaps in its local supply chain, particularly in structural components, parts and assemblies for Embraer and its first tier suppliers. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Aerospace opportunities in Brazil Major events and activities UKTI contacts ? R&D Inward mission by Embraer to Neil Semple UK research institutions and aerospace Head of Aerospace companies: September 2011. Advanced Engineering Sector Team UK Trade & Investment ? ADS Outward mission of UK Europa Building, 450 Argyle Street aerospace suppliers to Brazil, March Glasgow G2 8LG 2012. T: +44 (0) 141 228 3614 F: +44 (0) 141 228 3627 Mobile +44 (0) 7977 152644 Find full details of all events in this country and sector on the UKTI website. New export events are added daily to the site and you can register to be alerted to them on a Erika Azevedo daily, weekly or monthly basis Sector Manager Advanced Engineering Sector UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) British Consulate General provides grant support for eligible Small & Rua Ferreira de Araujo, 741 Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend 05428-002 Sao Paulo - Brazil trade shows overseas. Find out more about T: +55 11 3094-2748 UKTI support for attendance at overseas F: +55 11 3094-2717 events. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Aerospace opportunities in Brazil Next steps - ? Arranging appointments How UKTI can help ? Organise seminars or other events for you to meet contacts and promote your British companies wishing to develop their company in the Brazilian market business in the Brazilian market are advised to undertake as much market research and This work is available via our Overseas Market planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable Brazil, with its wide local knowledge and service which assists British-based companies experience, can provide a range of services to wishing to enter or expand their business in British-based companies wishing to grow their overseas markets. business in global markets. To find out more about commissioning this This can include: work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Provision of market information specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website ? Validated lists of agents/distributors to find contact details for your local UKTI ? Key market players or potential office. customers in the Brazilian market ? 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UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Aerospace opportunities in Brazil
Posted: 19 July 2011, last updated 19 July 2011