On a nice summer Paris evening this June, Embraer’s new CEO Francisco Gomes Neto, not yet widely known in the industry, invited colleagues, customers and partners to the elegant Pavillon Gabriel just off the Avenue des Champs-Elysees. Embraer does not typically organize huge functions at routine air shows—but this year was different. In a year full of historical aviation milestones—the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and Airbus, among several others—Embraer has ...


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