In discussing Brazil’s F-X2 fighter competition, Embraer CEO Frederico Curado suggested a U.S. purchase of Super Tucanos could benefit Boeing’s effort to sell the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Curado’s comments are far short of a quid-pro-quo proposal, but the Embraer CEO apparently believed a deal to buy U.S.-assembled Super Tucanos would be an easier way to satisfy offset requirements than using Boeing’s large commercial aircraft business. The comments were made last year during ...


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