CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES TAKES DELIVERY OF ITS FIRST ERJ 145 JET
Aircraft manufactured by Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd. joins one of the
largest fleets in China
São José dos Campos, August 29, 2005 – Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd.
(HEAI) today announced that China Eastern Airlines Jiangsu Ltd. took delivery of the first
of five 50-seat ERJ 145s it placed on order. Completion of deliveries to China Eastern is
expected by April 2006.
Su Guoxin, President of China Eastern Airlines Jiangsu Ltd., said: “I am very happy to be
the second customer of Harbin Embraer. Operating the ERJ 145 will further strengthen
our operation by helping us meet demand of diversified routes and provide flexible air
services to our passengers. The ERJ 145 will be put into service right after we accept it.
Taking Nanjing as the hub, it will fly from Nanjing to cities such as Chongqing, Hohhot,
Shijiazhuang and Zhengzhou. The service will play a very important role in local economic
“It is stimulating to see HEAI products finding increasing acceptance in China’s aviation
industry,” said Roberto Rossi, President of Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry Co., Ltd.
“With the development of the Chinese regional aviation and the proven success of ERJ 145 family worldwide, China Eastern Airlines Jiangsu Ltd. will be able to expand its network,offering flexible transportation service at low-cost, low-risk and exploring new markets.”
HEAI is the joint venture established in 2003 by Embraer, the Harbin Aviation Industry
(Group) Co., Ltd. and the Hafei Aviation Industry Co.. The Harbin Aviation Industry
(Group) Co., Ltd. and the Hafei Aviation Industry Co. are affiliate companies of China
Aviation Industry Corporation II (AVIC II). In the same year the joint venture was
established, the first aircraft was rolled out at HEAI. Between June 2004 and January 2005, HEAI delivered the first six locally produced ERJ 145s to China Southern Airlines.
Embraer’s Chinese facility produces ERJ 145 family aircraft under license and its scope of
business includes final assembly, sales and after sales customer support.
As of August 20, 2005, HEAI employed 174 people. Embraer’s total investment in China’s ERJ 145 program is US$ 25 million.
China Southern a/c
Embraer link (PDF): http://www.embraer.com.br/institucio...PC-China_Eastern_Delivery-I-05.pdf
Non-PDF link: http://www.defesanet.com.br/embraer/embraer_china_eastern_e.htm
Congrats for both companies!!
We need some pics though, none available yet...