A good sign that Embraer is coming

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer appears to feel pretty confident on winning the U.S. defense contract necessary to set up shop in Jacksonville.

Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw and Mayor John Peyton are expected to speak at the company’s showing of its light attack aircraft, known as the Super Tucano, at Jacksonville International Airport on Sunday. Plus, Embraer Aircraft Holding Co. Gary Spulak will be attendance.

Embraer said it will add 50 jobs here and invest $3.8 million in a vacant 40,000-square-foot hangar at JIA to assemble the Super Tucanos if it receives the $950 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense.
Embraer expects to know if it won the contract by the end of June.



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