Embraer is still assessing how China’s plan to slow airline growth in 2009 will impact the region on a demand-capacity basis, but says talks with Grand China Express concerning a new ERJ-145 delivery schedule are occurring ‘with no apparent pressure from the Chinese Government’.
Embraer continues negotiations with Grand China Express concerning the pace at which the Hainan Airlines subsidiary will take ERJ-145 regional jets.
Grand China has 40 ERJ-145s on order with the manufacturer. Three ERJ-145s slated for the carrier in the third quarter were not delivered due to a reduction in the planned growth of its fleet.
As a consequence, Embraer has slowed down the supply of parts and the procurement of supplies to its Chinese joint venture Harbin Embraer, which produces the ERJ-145, until it sorts out the new production rate.
Source: Flight Global