A KLM Embraer 190 at Amsterdam-Schiphol International Airport (Image © KLM)

Embraer sets eyes on Amsterdam

Embraer is moving all of its European activities from Paris to Amsterdam, the company revealed this weekend. The Dutch capital will be the European hub for the Embraer sales division and maintenance activities. Amsterdam Schiphol could be the obvious choice for the latter, but Lelystad airport may also come into view.

Operations in Africa should also be led from Amsterdam, which undoubtedly was chosen because of the favourable Dutch tax climate. The move is thought to create 300 Dutch jobs. Brazilian company Embraer is the third largest aircraft manufacturer worldwide, following Boeing and Airbus. The main activities will remain in Brazil.

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Featured image: A KLM Embraer 195 at Amsterdam Schiphol airport. (Image © KLM)