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Embraer, the Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A., is a Brazilian corporation, founded in 1969. It is the one of the largest regional aviation manufacturers in the world, producing regional commercial, military, and corporate aircraft. It was Brazil's largest exporter from 1999 to 2001 and the second largest in 2002. As of September 30, 2002, it employed 12,161 people.
The company is headquartered in São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil. Embraer is 20% owned by a French consortium of EADS, Dassault-Breguet, SNECMA, and Thales Group - the 20% stake was sold as part of an strategic partnership to develop advanced military aircraft. EADS' stake was inherited from Aérospatiale. Brazilian government pension funds own a further 20%. The remainder is publicly traded.
- EMB 110 Bandeirante
- EMB 120 Brasilia
- ERJ 135
- ERJ 140
- ERJ 145
- E-Jets Series, comprising the 170, 175, 190, and 195
- Super Tucano/ALX
- R-99A and R-99B, Airborne Early Warning and reconnaissance aircraft
- Lockheed Martin Aerial Common Sensor, based upon the ERJ 145
- Dassault Mirage 2000, a proposal for local assembly by EMBRAER
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