Wednesday, May 29, 2013

UPI: Latin American Trainer-Plane Project Stalls

A program by several Latin American countries to develop a basic trainer airplane is going slowly and is not likely to meet a 2015 target date for the first flight, UPI reported. Countries in the Unasur bloc hope to forge defense and security links among themselves. But analysts say the trainer project runs counter to programs in Brazil, which has the region's most advanced aerospace industry. The UPI article notes other complications in building the trainer. Meanwhile, some South American countries continue working with Embraer on the KC-390 tactical transport plane, including Chile.

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