A global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil, Embraer celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019 with businesses in commercial and executive aviation, defence and security and agricultural aviation. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing services and support to customers after sales. Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, about every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year. Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats and the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centres, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.