Embraer makes first international delivery of US made aircraft


Embraer Executive jets has made its first international delivery to Canada of a US built aircraft

Embraer Executive Jets made
its first international delivery of a US-made Phenom 100 when Canadian businessman
Tasso Kostelidis took delivery in March 2012

“Canada is a strong and growing
market for Embraer,” said vice president sales-North America Bob Knebel as he joined
Kostelidis at the end of the three-day delivery process. “This is a significant
delivery when you consider this is only the third delivery from our Melbourne production
line. This speaks well of the experience and maturity of our team.”

“I began this process in 2007 when most aircraft offered in this class were
still on the drawing board,” said Kostelidis, president of Conglom, who is
looking forward to taking the helm of his new aircraft when he can. “I was
looking at four or five aircraft. After studying the statistics and the
performance and learning about Embraer and its ability to deliver on its
promises, I concluded this would best meet my needs. If I went through the same
process now and all the planes that were on the drawing board back then were
flying, I am certain I would be exactly where I am today in taking delivery of
a Phenom 100.”