The A-29 Super Tucano is currently used by nine air forces in Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. It was also selected by the United States Air Force (USAF) for its Light Air Support (LAS) program.
It has also completed the wind tunnel tests, which will be the first model of the second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial jets for the 70 to 130-seat segment, the E-Jets E2, which are planned to enter service in 2018.
Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force signed the series production contract of the KC-390 which provides for the purchase of 28 aircraft over a period of ten years, with the first delivery scheduled for the end of 2016.
It will promote its e-Solutions platform of web-based tools on the FlyEmbraer website, which is a single connecting point for Embraer’s customers to find a digital portfolio of services at any time, on any device.
After more than 40 years of uninterrupted production, the aircraft continues being a best-seller: in 2012, 66 Ipanemas were sold to customers in Brazil and the Mercosur community, for an increase of 12% over the previous year (58 airplanes).
Embraer has designated three authorized service centers in the region to provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO): two for executive aviation (in Dubai and Abu Dhabi) and one for commercial jets – in Egypt.