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This story from the October 2019 edition of Australian Aviation by John Walton looks at how the key players plan to meet the demand for regional jets.


Embraer has named Flexjet as the launch customer for its recently certified Praetor business jets.

Civil Aviation

Boeing and Embraer say they now expect their proposed joint-venture to be finalised in early 2020, rather than the previous target of the end of 2019.


Embraer's Praetor 500 business jet has been certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and the United States Federal Aviation Administration.


Brazil's Azul Airlines officially received the first Embraer E195-E2 regional jet at the manufacturer's São José dos Campos facility on September 12.

Business Aviation

Embraer chief executive Francisco Gomes Neto says the airframer is well positioned for a promising future after the company posted a narrowing a first half loss in calendar 2019.

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