Brazil’s Embraer eyes U.S. deals to sell 100-seat regional jets

Robert Wall – The Wall Street Journal, 11/9/2015

Brazilian plane maker Embraer SA is in talks with major U.S. carriers to buy some of its regional jets seating more than 100 passengers, further cementing its position in the world’s largest airliner market.

Embraer, the world’s third-largest plane maker, has already made inroads selling 70-seat version of its so called E-Jets in the U.S., but now is eyeing prospects for the slightly larger models that cost more and yield higher profits.

“There is a huge opportunity for us,” said Paulo César de Souza e Silva, who heads Embraer’s commercial airplane unit.

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