December 19, 2019 / 10:50 PM / a month ago

Brazil's Embraer plans to develop new light military transport plane

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Brazilian aviation company Embraer is seen during the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition fair (LABACE) at Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s planemaker Embraer S.A. said it is studying the development of a new light military transport plane together with the Brazilian Air Force, the company said in a statement on Thursday.

Embraer said it is looking to identify the Brazilian Air Force’s requirements in the Amazon region and explore the potential application of new technologies such as hybrid-electric propulsion.

Reporting by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Sandra Maler

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