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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Technology Latin America / Caribbean) May 2, 2010

Embraer Embraer has produced its first part for the USD18.4 million Legacy 500 midsize business jet - a plate to which the 12-passenger twinjet's radome, radar and glideslope components will be attached. The five-axis milling machine at the company's headquarters in S - o Jos dos Campos used information from Catia version 5, the digital manufacturing system Embraer uses for the production of metallic and composite parts. The machine cut the component from a block of aluminium alloy. Developed in parallel with but ahead of the USD15.3 million, nine-passenger Legacy 450 mid-light jet, the Legacy 500 is on schedule for...

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