12/09/08: Embraer participates in Africa Aerospace & Defence 2008: Phenom 300 jet mock-up to debut in South Africa
São José dos Campos, September 12, 2008 – Embraer will participate in Africa’s largest aerospace, defense, and security exhibition – Africa Aerospace & Defence (AAD 2008) – at Ysterplaat Air Force Base, near Cape Town, South Africa, from September 17 to 21. The 2006 show drew more than 22,000 trade visitors from Africa and other countries, plus 90,000 visitors on the public days. With a full-scale mock-up of the Phenom 300 being displayed for the first time in South Africa, the Company will promote its full complement of executive jets, consisting of the Phenom 100, Phenom 300, Legacy 450, Legacy 500, Legacy 600, and Lineage 1000 jets. First deliveries of the Phenom 100 and the Lineage 1000 are scheduled for the second half of this year; while the Phenom 300 is due to enter service in 2009. The midsize Legacy 500 and the midlight Legacy 450 jets, formally introduced last April, are expected to enter service in the second half of 2012 and 2013, respectively.
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