Embraer's 61 fourth-quarter aircraft deliveries boosted its full-year 2007 total to 169, up 30% year-over-year and a company record. The manufacturer said it "sought to adapt its industrial processes to the delivery schedule established with customers. Such actions as hiring new employees, implementing a third shift for some of the production processes and adopting a lean manufacturing concept" were key. The company delivered 45 commercial aircraft last quarter comprising five ERJ-145s, two ...

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