Embraer Legacy Will Be India’s Air Force One

 - October 8, 2007, 5:46 AM

Last month the Indian Government signed for five Embraer Legacy Executives for head-of-state use. Four of the twinjets, which are business-jet versions of the ERJ-135 regional airliner, will replace the BAE Systems Avro quad-jets operated by the Palam-based Air HQ Communication Squadron of the Indian Air Force, which transports the country’s president, vice president and prime minister, among other dignitaries. The fifth Legacy will be operated by India’s Border Security Force. The jets will be configured with 14 passenger seats and have two separate compartments for senior authorities and their staff.