Will Display Legacy 600, Super Tucano At Royal Int'l Air
Embraer tells ANN the Brazilian planemaker will participate for
the first time in the Royal International Air Tattoo, July 11-13.
RIAT is the world’s largest military air show.
More than 25 countries will attend RIAT 2008, held at Fairford
Royal Air Force (RAF) base, in Gloucestershire, England, which
marks the 90th anniversary of the RAF.
Embraer will present its defense market portfolio, which
includes the Super Tucano turboprop used for advanced pilot
training and operational missions, its Intelligence, Surveillance,
and Reconnaissance (ISR) family, and aircraft for transporting
"We are proud to present Embraer’s top-quality military
products and services at this prestigious event," said Luiz Carlos
Aguiar, Embraer Executive Vice President, Defense and Government
Market. "The Company’s logistical involvement in the RIAT
2008 shuttle flights provides an opportunity for air show guests to
experience the comfort and performance of the proven Legacy 600
Embraer will also have a Legacy 600 business jet at RIAT 2008 to
perform daily shuttle flights, transporting guests (VIPs and
military officials) of the air show, between Northolt and Fairford
(about a 20-minute flight). The Legacy 600 entered service in 2002,
and is now used by government and military officials, as well as
high networth individuals and business leaders.
More than 140 Legacy 600s have been delivered by Embraer to
customers in 23 countries, worldwide.
Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) is held annually in July
at the Fairford Royal Air Force base, in Gloucestershire. It is the
world’s largest military air show, and has gained a
well-earned reputation as one of the UK’s top outdoor family
events. The first Air Tattoo was held at North Weald airfield, in
Essex, in 1971, with just over 100 aircraft taking part.