ITOCHU to Strengthen and Expand Business Jet Project

- Execution of Representative Agreement for Domestic Commercial Market with Brazilian Aircraft Manufacturer Embraer Executive Jets -

July 14, 2016

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Masahiro Okafuji, President & CEO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) announced today that its subsidiary, JAPAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Hitoshi Tanimura, President & CEO; hereinafter “JAC”), has executed a Representative Agreement for business jets for domestic commercial Market with the leading Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer Executive Jets (headquartered in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil; hereinafter “Embraer Jets”).


Embraer is presently the world’s third biggest manufacturer of commercial Jets. Since its creation in 1969, the Brazil-based company has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft.

Embraer Executive Jets was launched by Embraer in 2005. Since then, it has developed a full line of business aircraft, ranging from the entry-level Phenom 100E to the ultra-large Lineage 1000E. Embraer Executive Jets’ global fleet exceeds 1,000 aircraft, which are in operation in more than 60 countries.

JAC is a pioneering trading company specializing in aerospace, with over sixty years of history, experience and know-how since its foundation. It offers unique specialized services as a trading company specializing in aerospace by utilizing the network and resources of the ITOCHU Group. JAC is the sole “top niche” company.

With the mission of contributing to the security, comfort and economic efficiency of Japanese aerospace through the provision of unique professional services to our valued customers, JAC proposes business solutions to promptly and appropriately meet the ever-diversifying market needs. With the execution of the Representative Agreement described above, JAC will begin selling Embraer business jets to Japanese individuals, private companies and air service providers other than airlines.

In the aircraft-related field, ITOCHU commands operating companies including JAPAN AEROSPACE CORPORATION, ITOCHU AVIATION CO., LTD. and, in the U.S., ITOCHU Aviation, Inc. and JAC USA, INC., and undertakes marketing activities and operations related to contract performance. In the commercial airline business, in addition to the aircraft interior/maintenance business of JAMCO Corporation, one of its operating companies, ITOCHU engages in the aircraft leasing business. We will promptly gain an understanding of market needs in a wide range of fields and propose appropriate business solutions.

Information about Embraer Jets

Corporate name Embraer S.A.
Head office Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Business description Design and manufacture of aircraft

Information about JAC

Head office 1-1-1, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Representative Hitoshi Tanimura
Capital 490 million yen
Business description Trading company specializing in aerospace and security

Aircraft of Embraer Executive Jets

Lineage 1000E


MMO   Mach 0.82
Range 8,519 Km
Standard Seating 13 – 19
Maximum Operating Altitude 12,497 m



MMO   Mach 0.80
Range 7,223 Km
Standard Seating 14
Maximum Operating Altitude 12,497 m



MMO   Mach 0.80
Range 6,297 Km
Standard Seating 14
Maximum Operating Altitude 12,497 m

Legacy 500


MMO   Mach 0.83
Range 5,788 Km
Standard Seating 8
Maximum Operating Altitude 13,716 m

Legacy 450


MMO   Mach 0.83
Range 5,371 Km
Standard Seating 7
Maximum Operating Altitude 13,716 m

Phenom 300


MMO   Mach 0.78
Range 3,650 Km
Standard Seating 6
Maximum Operating Altitude 13,716 m

Phenom 100E


MMO   Mach 0.70
Range 2,182 Km
Standard Seating 4
Maximum Operating Altitude 12,497 m