Embraer has become one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world by focusing on specific market segments with high growth potential in commercial, defense, and executive aviation. We develop and adapt successful aircraft platforms and judiciously introduce new technology whenever it creates value by lowering acquisition price, reducing direct operating costs, or delivering higher reliability, comfort, and safety.
As a result, our aircraft provide excellent performance with day-in and day-out reliability, while being economical to acquire and cost-effective to operate and maintain. Equally important, we provide a superior product package, with comprehensive aircraft and after-sales support for parts, services, and technical assistance.
Embraer was Brazil's largest exporter from 1999 to 2001 and the second largest in 2002, 2003 and 2004. It currently employs more than 16,946* people, 94.7% based in Brazil.