Embraer reported its firm order backlog increased by $1.6 billion in the third quarter to a record $17.2 billion. The Brazilian manufacturer delivered 38 commercial aircraft during the period in addition to nine Legacy business jets and a single Brasilia for government use. Company officials said they are seeing results from efforts to improve the supply chain and production process (ATWOnline, Aug. 16) and that they expect to deliver 165-170 jets in 2007. During the quarter, Embraer signed ...

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