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ELEB delivers the 1000th landing gear for the ERJ 145 jet family.

Embraer received the 1,000 th main landing gear shipset (complete part assembly) for the ERJ 145 family of jets from ELEB - Embraer Liebherr Equipamentos do Brasil S.A., achieving an important milestone in the manufacture of this precedent-setting aircraft.

"This delivery represents an important milestone for ELEB. It reinforces the 12-year history of partnership and collaboration with Embraer in the successful ERJ 145 program," said Eduardo Bonini, President of ELEB.

The design of the main landing gear of the ERJ 145 family of jets was a step forward on the technological development of both Embraer and ELEB. New materials, like the premium aluminum alloys of the 7000 series, began to be used, accruing structural integrity and light weight. To provide greater stability, the trailing arm concept was used, which provides greater passenger comfort, due to its increased capacity for absorbing vibrations caused by uneven runways.

ELEB is responsible for developing, qualifying and manufacturing the main landing gear shipset for the entire ERJ 145 jet family, which includes the 37-seat ERJ 135, the 44-seat ERJ 140 , and the 50-seat ERJ 145 regional jets, as well as the Legacy 600 executive jet and the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems based on this platform.

These projects separate two generations. On the one hand, the design, materials and manufacturing process concepts of World War II focused on the basic necessity of producing airplanes in large numbers. On the other hand, today's technological generation, with advanced development and the use of new materials, allows engineers to propose more reliable and robust solutions, which are, at the same time, more economic to operate.

"We are very proud of achieving this landmark in the history of the ERJ 145 jet family," said Artur Coutinho, Embraer's Executive Vice-President, Industrial Operations. "Effective supplier partnerships have immense value in the manufacture of products as complex as an aircraft. On-time delivery, high-quality engineering and reliable production processes are essential for maintaining productive long-term relationships with such companies as ELEB."

Press release issued by Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. on April 11, 2007


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