PPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 9042 posts, RR: 37 Posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3650 times:
Quote: May 3 (Bloomberg) -- Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica SA, the world's fourth-largest aircraft maker, won an order for 50 business jets worth $140 million from JetBird AG.
Zug, Switzerland-based JetBird ordered 50 Phenom 100 jets with an option for another 50 that can be converted for Phenom 300 jets, the two companies said in a statement sent by e-mail. JetBird, a start-up company that plans to offer executive air travel in Europe, will begin service in 2009 in Switzerland using the Embraer aircraft.
which explains who is behind the company. Let's see.
About the Phenom 100 and 300 I am positively minded about the success. Embraer created a great design. I had the chance today at EBACE Geneva to have a close look at the mock up's and I have to say, there is a good thing on track. If Embraer complements those products with a good customer support - somewhat they didn't have to do for the airlines the way as they need to do it for privates and therefore need to learn - it will be absolutely stunning.