From: Tassio Andrade Carvalho <carvalho@phoenix.Princeton.EDU> Date: 19 Sep 94 01:28:34 References: 1
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<firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Urquhart)> writes: >It looks like an >Embraer and my guess is that it is a new generation version of the Bandit, >the affectionate name for the Bandierante given to the plane by my first >instructor who went off to fly for UEx. The new version of the Bandeirante was supposed to be a shortened EMB-120 with the engines on the tail and the blades mounted behind it (pushers). At first it was named CBA-123, then Vector. This airplane would satisfy the regulations for 20+ pax commuters even though it seated only 19. It was a gross marketing miscalculation, and as far as I know Embraer stopped after the first prototype. I followed the vibration tests on this prototype and used some of the data in my senior thesis. I don't know whether the prototype is still flying, and I've heard that Embraer's next product is a 45pax jet to compete against the RJ from Canadair.