26 October 2018
São José dos Campos, Brazil, October 26, 2018 – Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) held a ceremony today to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the Bandeirante, a twin-engine aircraft that represents a milestone in the history of the Brazilian aeronautical industry. The Bandeirante led to the creation of Embraer in 1969 for the serial production and commercialization of the product.  

The event recreated the official ceremony which took place on October 26, 1968, when hundreds of guests witnessed the flight of the aircraft that departed from the—then unpaved—runway in São José dos Campos, in the countryside of the state of São Paulo. The celebration was attended by Defense Minister Joaquim Silva e Luna, Brazilian Air Force Commander Lieutenant-Brigadier Nivaldo Luiz Rossato, the first superintendent director of Embraer, Ozires Silva, the company’s board of directors, officers and employees.

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