Embraer is a newcomer to the Air Force Association (AFA) Annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition taking place September 14-16, in its 24th edition. The conference will be held at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center on the Potomac, in National Harbor, Md., just minutes from downtown Washington, D.C.. At the event, Embraer will promote its most successful defense product: the Super Tucano, a single- or two-seat light attack and advanced training turboprop.
“The AFA Annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition is one of the market’s most productive trade events,” says Acir Padilha, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Defense Market. “Therefore, we are glad to have this opportunity to promote the Super Tucano, the only turboprop aircraft in production, worldwide, with its low operating cost, which is combat proven and specifically designed for counterinsurgency, irregular warfare, and day and night missions, as well as advanced training.”
Of a total of 169 aircraft sold, so far – 99 of which to the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira – FAB) – Embraer has orders from the Air Forces of Chile, the Dominican Republic, and Ecuador. The Super Tucano currently operates successfully with the Brazilian and Colombian Air Forces on border surveillance and operational missions.
About the AFA Annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition
The Air & Space Conference is a one-of-a-kind event bringing together Air Force leaders, industry experts, academia, and aerospace specialists from around the world to discuss the issues, challenges and accomplishments of today’s aerospace community. The Technology Exposition will feature over 130 of the most significant aerospace exhibitors, displaying and demonstrating the latest breakthroughs in air and space technology. AFA 2009 exhibits highlight the most recent developments in technology and education. Learn more about the event at afa.org/events/Conference/2009/.
About the Super Tucano
The Super Tucano is an innovative evolution of the world-renowned basic training Tucano aircraft, around 650 of which were produced and have been serving 15 air forces, worldwide.
The Super Tucano was designed to operate in the most complex combat settings, including night vision capability, smart weaponry, and data link technology. Besides a reinforced structure for operations on rustic landing fields, the aircraft has an advanced navigation and weapon aiming system that ensures high mission precision and reliability, even under extreme conditions and with minimal logistical support.
The turboprop is in full production on a very active and flexible assembly line, in keeping with Embraer’s ability to meet its customer needs and deliver aircraft within short time spans.
Besides the aircraft, Embraer also supplies an advanced training and support system for the operations of the Super Tucano. TOSS (Training and Operation Support System) consists of four systems: CBT (Computer-Based Training) that improves pilot learning; FS (Flight Simulator); MPS (Mission Planning Stations); and MDS (Mission Debriefing Station) to analyze mission data and results.
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On June 30, 2009, Embraer (embraer.com.br) had a workforce of 17,237 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 19.8 billion.
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