Brazil-based Embraer and the Aviation Industry Corp. of China have signed an agreement to build Embraer’s Legacy 600/650 executive jets in China.
Embraer said it will use the infrastructure, financial resources and work force of its joint venture, Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry Co., which began in 2002.
The deal was signed during a visit to Brazil by China Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.
Embraer also announced an order for 10 Legacy 650 jets with ICBC Leasing, including five firm orders and five options.
The order makes ICBC Leasing the launch customer of HEAI’s Legacy 600/650 program, the company said.
With the deal, Embraer has 159 firm orders from China for commercial and executive jets.