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Modernized A-1M for Brazilian Air Force

The Embraer AM-1 of the Força Aérea Brasileira (Image © Embraer)
The Embraer AM-1 of the Força Aérea Brasileira (Image © Embraer)

On Tuesday, Embraer Defense & Security delivered the first modernized A-1M attack aircraft to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) in São Paulo. The event was attended by the Aeronautics Commander, Air Force General Juniti Saito, and officers from the FAB’s High Command. The A-1M program provides for refurbishing and modernizing 43 subsonic AMX jets, 16 of which are already at the Company’s facilities.

The A-1M jet is capable of air-to-ground attack, bombing, tactical air support and reconnaissance missions. The modernized FAB airplanes will receive new systems for navigation, weaponry, oxygen generation, multimode radar, and electronic countermeasures. This equipment, along with structural refurbishment, will allow these jets to continue operating until 2025. According to the Embraer modernization program, the A-1Ms will receive systems that are similar to those that are also found on the F-5Ms and the A-29 Super Tucanos belonging to the FAB. This will assist with the adaptation period of the pilots and provides standardization with numerous operational advantages, such as improved fleet management policy, better output in terms of flight hours, and reduced maintenance and operating costs.

The program also includes providing briefing and debriefing stations that will be used for training and improving the proficiency of the pilots of the FAB squadrons, and make it possible to get better use of the equipment, reduce costs, and achieve greater effectiveness in mission planning and execution. Therefore, the FAB will then have a state-of-the-art attack aircraft, with the latest generation of avionics and embedded systems, which ensure the capability of fulfilling the mission of defending the sovereignty of Brazil’s air space with excellence.

“The A-1 fighter jets are fundamental elements for the defense of Brazil, including its territorial coastal waters. We have been very successful in using this aircraft on such highly complex operations as the Cruzex and Red Flag exercises. Its modernization presents a big gain in capability, along with adequate cost-benefit, and, once again, it shows the value of the Nation’s industry,” points out the Aeronautics Commander, Air Force General Juniti Saito.

“The delivery of the first A-1M marks another special moment in the long and successful history of relations between the FAB and Embraer,” said Luiz Carlos Aguiar, President of Embraer Defense & Security. “This aircraft will be very useful for maintaining the operational capability of the Brazilian Air Force.”

Source: Embraer

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400th Embraer Phenom in business

The Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 (Image © Embraer)
The Embraer Phenom 100 and 300 (Image © Embraer)
Embraer recently delivered its 400th Phenom business jet. The German Hansgrohe Group got the Phenom 300 at the aircraft factory in Brazil, according to an Embraer press release.

The Phenom is a entry-level, light business jet fairly which gains popularity amongst corporate users. 60 Phenoms fly in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, most of the remaining 340 in North and South America.

The Phenom family consists of the Phenom 100 and the more advanced Phenom 300. The 300 has a range of 1,971 miles (3,650 km) with 6 occupants and reserve fuel. At sea level it needs 3,138 feet (956 m) to take-off and 2.621 feet (799 m) to land. Its regular high speed cruise is 453 knots, while it has a service ceiling of 45,000 feet.

Source: Embraer Executive Jets