Embraer, the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft with up to 120 seats, celebrates the tenth anniversary of its regional office in Singapore, this December. Currently, there are over 100 airplanes produced by the Company in operation in Asia Pacific, serving airlines, business people and governments.
Embraer’s corporate office in Singapore was established in 2000 to pursue sales and manage customer support activities in the region. The vast territory encompasses more than 40 countries, from India to Japan, Australia, and the Pacific islands. The Company has another office in Beijing, which is dedicated to the Chinese market.
In this ten-year time span, Embraer’s presence in Asia Pacific has significantly grown. Today, not only out-of-production turboprops are flying in the region, but also the ERJ 145 family of regional jets, the state-of-the-art E-Jets, and the best in-class executive jets, such as the Phenom 100 and the Legacy 600. They are operated by airlines, private companies and governments, showing the flexibility of Embraer’s portfolio.
Coinciding with the Company’s decade in the city-state, Embraer has appointed Ricardo Pesce as Managing Director of Embraer Asia Pacific (EAP). He brings over 30 years of sales and corporate experience to his new position, and has been based in Singapore since 2001.
“Singapore has been a great base for Embraer to expand its operations in the region, due to its business-friendly policies and strategic location,” remarked Ricardo Pesce, Managing Director, Embraer Asia Pacific (EAP). “In ten years, our small Singapore office staff of ten has grown to an integrated team of 60 professionals throughout the region. Today, we support an extensive fleet, which includes commercial airplanes, private jets and defense systems, and demonstrates the top-quality products and services we deliver.”