Brazil

Embraer receives firm P2F E-Jet order

Brazilian-based Embraer has secured a maiden firm contract for its passenger-to-freighter (P2F) E-Jets programme

Embraer delivers final modernised AF-1B Skyhawk to Brazilian Navy

The modernisation of Brazil’s McDonnell Douglas AF-1B/C Skyhawk fighter-interceptor/ground attack aircraft fleet has been completed by Embraer, with the final example being handed back to the Brazilian Navy during a ceremony on April 20

Vinci takes over operation of Manaus

France’s Vinci Airports has taken over the operation of Manaus International Airport in Brazil, under a 30-year concession contract

First Brazilian Federal Police Embraer E175 delivered

During a ceremony in the Coordenação de Aviação (CAV – Aviation Co-ordination) hangar at Brasilia International Airport on December 8, the first of two Embraer E175s (ERJ170-200STDs) for Brazil’s Departmento de Policia Federal (DPF – Federal Police Department) was handed over

WFS announces Brazil cargo contract win

Lufthansa Cargo has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) a three-year cargo handling contract at São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport

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Brazilian A-29s shoot down drug smuggling plane following airspace intrusion

Brazilian Air Force-operated Embraer A-29A/B Super Tucanos intercepted and shot down an unresponsive light aircraft in the northern area of Mato Grosso on September 7

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Brazilian KC-390 delivers aid to Haiti following deadly earthquake

A Brazilian Air Force-operated Embraer KC-390 Millennium tactical tanker-transport has delivered humanitarian aid to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after the Caribbean nation was hit by a deadly 7.2 magnitude earthquake on August 14

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Brazil celebrates ten years of P-3AM Orion operations

The Brazilian Air Force celebrated ten years of operations with the Lockheed P-3AM Orion maritime patrol aircraft on July 30

Brazil to cut back KC-390 order

Brazil has announced it will reduce its Embraer KC-390 Millennium order in light of new budget restrictions brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic, which have led to cutbacks on resources allocated to the defence sector

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ANALYSIS: The current structure of the Brazilian Air Force

As the Brazilian Air Force celebrates its 80th anniversary, we provide an in-depth overview, detailing the structure of South America's largest air arm