Embraer has signed a contract with the Royal Thai Navy for the sale of its second ERJ 135 jet. Added to the other two orders made by the Royal Thai Army, this is the fourth aircraft acquired by the Thai government in less han two years, all of which are the Long-Range (LR) version. This acquisition is included in Embraerâ€™s firm order backlog for the third quarter of 2009.
The first deal between Embraer and the Thai government was announced in November 2007, involving two aircraft â€“ one for the Army and another for the Navy â€“ both of which were delivered at the end of 2008. Early in 2009, Embraer revealed the acquisition of a second ERJ 135 by the Royal Thai Army.
As in the previous contracts, this new contract with the Navy includes a logistical package and provisions for a Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) installation kit. Thailand is the first military operator in Southeast Asia to use the ERJ 135 jet for civilian and military official transportation and MEDEVAC missions.