SAO PAULO Dec 12 Brazilian aircraft
manufacturer Embraer expects a "good year" in 2014
for commercial jet sales, with Eastern Europe and Russia among
the most promising regions for new business, a senior executive
told Reuters on Thursday.
Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, Embraer's head of commercial
aviation, also said he expects commercial jet deliveries in the
coming years to be in line with or even better than 2013, a
particularly strong year for the company.
"We have the challenge of delivering the planes (sold this
year); we've really filled up our production line for the coming
years," Silva said in a telephone interview. "But we see new
opportunities in various regions around the world, opportunities
that allow us to foresee a good year in 2014."
Silva spoke shortly after Embraer announced that American
Airlines Group Inc agreed to buy 60 new E175 commercial
jets in a deal worth $2.5 billion at list prices.
(Reporting by Cesar Bianconi; Writing by Todd Benson; Editing
by Gerald E. McCormick)