"The facility will be set up either in Dubai or Abu Dhabi," Embraer vice
president Claudio Camelier said. "We are in talks with potential joint
Camelier, in charge of market intelligence for the executive jet
division, told the Abu Dhabi-based Gulf News that the UAE venture would be
launched by 2009. He did not elaborate.
Embraer has sold 10 of its Legacy business aircraft in the Middle East.
So far, most of Embraer's executive jets were sold in North America.
But Camelier said the Middle East has become an emerging market. He said
the aircraft sector has grown in the region by 25 percent since 2006.