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Embraer tells its 40-year history

July 22, 2009 – In order to tell the story of aviation in Brazil and, more specifically, the history of the country’s modern aeronautics industry, Embraer, in the year of its 40th anniversary, has organized a traveling exhibit to be shown in public areas and at aviation-related events in a number of cities, until December of this year.


July 22, 2009
By Administrator

July 22, 2009 – In order to tell the story of aviation in Brazil and, more specifically, the history of the country’s modern aeronautics industry, Embraer, in the year of its 40th anniversary, has organized a traveling exhibit to be shown in public areas and at aviation-related events in a number of cities, until December of this year.

The exhibit will be presented for the first time at the National Civil Aviation Trade Fair in Brazil (www.FeiradeAviacaoCivil.com.br), which will be held at Santos Dumont Airport, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, July 24-26. The next stops will be at shopping malls in the city of São José dos Campos: CenterVale (www.CenterVale.com.br ), July 30 to August 9, and Vale
Sul (www.ValeSulShopping.com.br), August 10-16.

“The history of aviation in Brazil is an example of the efforts and prevailing spirit of a number of Brazilians in making the dream of flight a reality,” said Horacio Forjaz, Embraer Executive Vice-president, Corporate Affairs. “As an important player in this history, Embraer presents several remarkable chapters to show the public the high level of technology of Brazil’s current aeronautics industry.”

The traveling exhibit presents the history of Embraer and of Brazilian aviation through facts, images, and airplane mock-ups. The collection goes from the pioneering studies of Alberto Santos Dumont, the Father of Aviation, at the beginning of the last century, through the creation of the Aeronautics Technical Center (now called the Aerospace Technology General Command), in the mid-1940s, to the Bandeirante project that brought about the founding of Embraer, on August 19, 1969, and finally the current line of products and new developments of the Company, which has become one of the world’s primary airplane manufacturers. For more information regarding Embraer, go to www.embraer.com.br.

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On August 17-22, the exhibit will be on display at the Company’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, during its 40th anniversary celebrations. The itinerant display will also be exhibited at the Botucatu and Gavião Peixoto plants.