India is becoming an important market for Embraer, which is promoting its entire line of products at this week’s Aero India show. According to the Brazilian airframer.
Its business jets comprise just over 10 percent of the current Indian flee, with at least one example of its Phenom, Legacy and Lineage models in service today–all of which are on the Aero India static display. Of the 165 business jets in India, Embraer has 17 in service.
Embraer spokesman Shorbani Roy told AIN it is hopeful of adding to its market share if Indian customers follow trends previously seen in other developing markets where early adopters ‘graduate’ from smaller to larger aircraft as their needs change. “We definitely hope our customers will consider moving from the smaller, to the larger aircraft in time, as their familiarity with the aircraft grows vis a vis the maturity of experience with the plane, and the processes and systems in place that power business jets,” said Roy.
According to Embraer, the Asia Pacific region is expected to account for between $32 billion to $48 billion worth of business jets in the next decade, which corresponds to between 1,035 to 1,580 aircraft overall. “In South Asia, we do still expect India to make up the bulk of the orders for the region,” said Roy.
Indamer Pvt. Ltd. and Air Works Engineering are currently the only authorized service providers for all operators of Embraer Executive Jets in India.