The Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante
is a general purpose 15-21 passenger twin-turboprop
light transport aircraft
suitable for military
duties. It was manufactured by the Brazilian
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Design and development
The EMB 110 was designed by the French
engineer Max Holste
following the specifications of the IPD-6504 program
set by the Brazilian Ministry of Aeronautics
in 1965.Air International
April 1978, pp. 163–164.
The goal was to create a general purpose aircraft, suitable for both civilian and military roles with a low operational cost and high reliability. On this measure, the EMB 110 has succeeded.
The first prototype, with the military designation YC-95
, was flown on 26 October 1968.Air International
April 1978, p.164.Air International
April 1978, p.165.
The Bandeirante received... Read More