1100th Ipanema delivered

written by australianaviation.com.au | April 8, 2010

Embraer delivered the 1100th Ipanema agricultural aircraft to a Brazilian operator at a ceremony at the company’s Botucatu plant on April 7.

“The delivery of the 1100th aircraft is a great milestone for us, because it shows the reliability, solidity and tradition of the Ipanema in the domestic market,” said Almir Miguel Borges, Embraer’s vice president – Botucatu Plant. “There have been nearly 40 years of uninterrupted production, guided by continuous research to improve the aircraft and always focused on the needs of our customers and of the Brazilian agricultural aviation market.”

The Ipanema has been primarily sold in Brazil, where it is mainly used for crop dusting of soy and sugar crops. It is also the first factory built aircraft which is certified to fly with hydrogenated ethanol, which is widely used in Brazil.

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