Embraer at Air & Space Conference and Technology Expo
Sept. 11, 2009 – São José dos Campos – 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.
|Super Tucano Aircraft
Sept. 11, 2009 – São José dos Campos – 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 www.afa.org/events/Conference/2009 .