But Frederico Fleury Curado expressed interest in investing in another Airbus project, the A350 XWB.
Curado, whose company's jets are aimed at the regional market and seat up to 122 passengers, said the market for mass hub-to-hub transit is limited, as congestion at big hubs such as London Heathrow or Frankfurt turns passengers toward smaller airports.
"The flying experience through major hubs is becoming more and more difficult," he said in an interview in Paris, location of Embraer's European headquarters.
"How many A380s can you sell? Can you sell 200, can you sell 1,000? We see a few hundreds of airplanes so the question might be the return on investment."
He goes on to say:
"We believe the 350 will be a successful program," Curado said. "The orders are kind of stating that."
Hard to dismiss an opinion from a respected insider like Mr. Curado.
[Edited 2007-07-13 21:53:15]