Embraer is eyeing an entry-into-service date in 2017 or 2018 for a new family of commercial aircraft that is likely to compete with the current Boeing and Airbus narrowbodies. Embraer President/CEO Frederico Fleury Curado tells Aviation Week & Space Technology that a decision on the action and the technological concept will not be made before 2011. “There are several moving pieces in this puzzle,” Curado says. “But there will be a convergence in 2-3 years.” Embraer entered the ...

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