São José dos Campos, September 21, 2006 – Embraer takes part in Africa’s largest aerospace, defense, and security exhibition. Africa Aerospace & Defense (AAD 2006) is being held at Ysterplaat Air Force Base near Cape Town, South Africa, from September 20 to 24. It features more than 400 exhibitors from at least 25 countries. Embraer is showcasing one of the five EMB 145 AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning & Control) surveillance aircraft operated by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) in the Amazon region. The Company is also displaying the Legacy 600 executive aircraft and the EMBRAER 190 commercial jet at the event.
Originally developed for the Amazon Surveillance Program (SIVAM), Embraer’s ISR aircraft required extensive modifications to the ERJ 145 commercial jet platform to meet demanding ISR mission requirements all over the world. Embraer’s ISR jets are being operated by the governments of Brazil, Greece and Mexico. The Embraer ISR product line is comprised of three aircraft versions: the EMB 145 AEW&C, the EMB 145 RS/AGS (Remote Sensing, Air-to-Ground Surveillance) – of which FAB has three units –, and the P-99 (Maritime Patrol).
The Legacy 600 marked Embraer’s debut in the business jet market with deliveries that started in late 2001. Over 80 Legacy 600 have been delivered to individuals, corporations and governments in 18 countries. Featuring the largest cabin and luggage compartment among super mid-size jets, the Legacy 600 now holds a 13.5 percent market share in its category.
The EMBRAER 190 is visiting Cape Town as part of its 21-week world demonstration tour. By the end of this year, the jet will have stopped in 68 cities in 43 countries on six continents. It will have been on display to some 95 airlines and have attended three industry trade shows. As of June 30, 2006 Embraer delivered 33 EMBRAER 190s to customers Air Canada (Canada), Copa Airlines (Panama), JetBlue (USA) and TAME (Ecuador).
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