Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Embraer to tap India’s regional connectivity space

Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer is betting big on India’s Regional air connectivity scheme. Aiming at huge growth potential in regional air connectivity space in India, Embraer has chalked out plans to introduce its Embraer E-Jetssoon.

Under the regional connectivity scheme UDAN, government will provide subsidy to airlines operating to smaller cities. A majority of the airports to be connected under RCS can support only smaller jets, like the one made by companies like Embraer.

“The Indian civil aviation industry is amongst the top 10 in the world with a size of around USD 16 billion. The next generation of aviation growth in India will be triggered by regional air connectivity and where we would like to get a sizable portion of the business with the introduction of our E-Jets,” said Mark Dunnachie, Vice President, Embraer Asia Pacific, welcoming the RCS.

“Considering the need in this country our E-Jets can accommodate more cargo volume and weight, typically offering up to two tonnes capacity on top of checked baggage. At present, ATR-72 and Dash-8 aircraft fill the segment of an 80 seat aircraft, the aircraft range is a limitation to their effectiveness in delivering increased connectivity,” he said.
29/11/16 Anupama Airy/Defence Aviation Post
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