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Embraer adds two – that makes four, or is it five?

Embraer’s board has approved the launch of the MLJ medium-light and MSJ mid-size business jets. They are to enter service in 2012 (MSJ) and 2013 (MLJ). They come hard on the heels of the launches of Cessna’s large-cabin Citation Columbus and Gulfstream’s ultra-long-range G650. Bombardier has also unveiled, but not formally launched, the mid-size Learjet […]

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Picture of the day

“Makes you want to rush out and buy a couple of hundred Skyraiders!” says my colleague Kieran Daly of this Embraer picture of a pair of purposeful Super Tucanos. I’m not sure Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PT6A, even at 1,600shp, sounds quite the same as a Skyraider’s Wright Cyclone, or a Sea Fury’s Bristol Centaurus […]

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A thing of beauty – Embraer’s Hawker Hunter chaseplane

Visiting Brazil recently my colleague John Croft snapped a picture of the Hawker Hunter used by Embraer as a chase plane during high-speed flight testing of its regional and business jets. Hunter becomes chaser (From John’s blog, As The Cro Flies) I will admit to being a former Hawker engineer, but who can deny the […]

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What’s in a trade name – new bizjets?

Last week, Aviation International News reported that Gulfstream has applied to trademark a slew of new aircraft designations, suggesting it plans to launch a series of new and upgraded business jets. A search of the US Patent and Trademark Office website confirms Gulfstream in July filed to trademark G275, G325, G375, G425, G475, G525, G575, […]

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Embraer to unveil concept jet

Cessna did it last year, Eclipse has just done it and now Embraer is going to do it. The concept jet. Car companies have been doing it for years. Unveil a concept car at a motor show to create some excitement, grab some headlines and capture some customer feedback. Maybe something like it will make […]

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Embraer and the narrowbody market

Bloomberg is reporting that Embraer could challenge Airbus and Boeing in the single-aisle airliner market, but not before the middle of next decade. It quotes new chief executive Fred Curado as saying it would take new engine technology and “a huge change” in the dynamics of the market, but he does not rule a new […]

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