Embraer Participates in South Korea’s GADLEX 2023 

An Embraer E2 jet in flight.
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From 4 September, Embraer will be participating in South Korea at the GADLEX 2023, showcasing the manufacturers products and solutions from the realms of commercial aviation, defense, and urban air mobility businesses.

GADLEX 2023 – Gumi City

The GADLEX 2023 exhibition is to take place in Gumi City, in Gyeongsangbuk-do interestingly where Embraer signed a Memorandum of Understanding promoting key aviation-related domains in the country. 

Embraer continues to have an impressive footprint in South Korea in terms of promotional activities, consultative assistance, and infrastructure project opportunities.

Photo Credit: Embraer

Raul Villaron, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Head of Asia Pacific – Embraer Commercial Aviation said, “We are honored to be at GADLEX and to be part of the Korean aerospace ecosystem.”

“Embraer is internationally recognized for the quality of its aircraft and for its long history of successful strategic partnerships.”


“Over the past two decades, Embraer has designed, built, certified, and delivered twenty-one different aircraft platforms – a reflection of Embraer’s engineering and innovation pedigree. We look forward to strengthening our engagement with the broader Korean aerospace community.”

Innovation is Embraer’s greatest playbook. In 2022 alone, nearly 50% of Embraer’s revenue came from innovation it undertook in the last five years. 

Embraer’s Footprint in Korea

Korea is an important market for Brazilian manufacturing. The Embraer’s E190-E2 commercial jet has shown that it will and has the ability to assist Korea’s national objective in terms of route connectivity and military. 

In fact, the E190-E2 commercial can fly up to seven hours with proven capability of short runway and take-off performance. 

An Embraer E195-E2 jet touches down.
Photo Credit: Embraer

Earlier this May, Embraer brought the E190-E2 for a demonstration flight in Gyeongsangbuk-do, flying from Pohang Airport, over Ulleung-do Island, and back. 

The demonstration fight carried 80 passengers, including sufficient fuel for the return leg. The E190-E2 demonstrated perfect capabilities in terms of short runway performance at Pohang Airport. 

The impressive short runway capability puts the aircraft in a positive spotlight, it can access any regional airport in Korea or whichever country it operates to. 

The 2022 Memorandum 

In October 2022, Embraer inked multiple Memoranda of Understanding. This involves the Korean aerospace companies ASTG (Aerospace Technology of Global), EMK (EM Korea Co.), and Kencoa Aerospace. 

These MOUs intend to strengthen the collaboration with Korean defense industry players. Moreover, Embraer’s C-290 Millenium aircraft is competing in the Large Transport Aircraft (LTA) II Program spearheaded by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).

Photo Credit: Embraer

This makes the manufacturer a strong player in South Korea, assisting the country’s effort to uplift the aerospace industry. 

Consequently, In May 2021, the manufacturer inked a contract with Aerodata AG, from Germany to sell the ultra brand new Prator 600, which will be utilized for South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT), Seoul Regional Office of Aviation, Flight Inspection Center.

This shows the South Korean government’s trust and excellence in Embraer. 

EVE & Embraer

EVE is Embraer’s UAM subsidiary. They are accelerating the UAM domain, backed by Embraer’s over half a century of knowledge of aerospace engineering and expertise. 

With South Korea entering the eVTOL and the UAM segment in due course, Embraer’s position in the East Country is poised to grow.

Eve has been involved in the UAM concept in South Korea since 2021.

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