Embraer is the world's largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats, and one of Brazil's major exporters. Headquartered in São Paulo, it has a global customer base and sales offices, manufacturing operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore and the US. Founded in 1969, the company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation and defence segments. It has a workforce of over 19,000 employees and its firm order backlog totalled $20.9 billion by the end of 2014.