Embraer to attend Dubai show

Mumbai: Embraer (www.embraer.com.) is attending Dubai 2003, the eighth international aerospace exhibition held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on 7-11 December. The airshow is one of the leading international events in the Middle East, and main players from around the world including operators, manufacturers, regulatory agencies and government authorities are expected to attend.

"The Middle East is assuming an ever-greater role in world aviation, and we are keen to expand our presence in the region," says Luiz Fuchs, Embraer's senior vice-president for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. "Our products are capable of meeting the needs of airlines and operators in general with outstanding levels of reliability, performance and economy."

Awarded with significant firm orders and options from some of the world''s top airlines, the Embraer 170 commercial jet will fly to Abu Dhabi specially to attend the Dubai 2003 show. An intense programme including static display, flight displays and specially assigned demo flights is scheduled for the 70-seater throughout the event.

Two Legacy Executive aircraft will also be on static display and available for visitation during the event, configured with 13 and 14 seats, respectively. Both have newly improved interiors, which will be seen for the first time at the Dubai show. Three Legacy business jets have been delivered in the region to date — two in Kuwait and one in Saudi Arabia.