Embraer 170 - Joint development and production
The Embraer 170/190 series were developed by Embraer S.A. of Brazil as regional jets. Kawasaki participated in the development as a risk-sharing partner, responsible for designing the center section, the wing leading edge, the wing trailing edge, the flight control surfaces and the engine pylon for the Embraer 170/175 series, and for designing the center section and the entire wings for the Embraer 190/195 series. Even today, we continue to manufacture composite flight control surfaces and other components for the family of aircraft.
As of the end of March 2010, a total of 625 units were operated by 57 airlines around the world, including Japan Airlines and Fuji Dream Airlines of Japan.