Luis Carlos Affonso, head of Embraer's Executive Jets division, played his cards very close to his vest at the 2007 NBAA Convention in Atlanta when he disclosed that Embraer -- in keeping with its promise to field a full line of business jets -- is studying two new midsize jet concepts. The two aircraft are intended to help fill the chasm between the $6.65 million, 1,800-nm Phenom 300 and $25 million, 3,300-nm Legacy 600. Affonso's presentation contained a conspicuous caveat: "No product ...

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