Embraer sees Afghan contract shielded from U.S. budget debate

SAO PAULO, March 13 Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:33am EDT

SAO PAULO, March 13 (Reuters) - Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA does not expect budget debates in Washington to affect the $428 million contract it recently won from the U.S. Air Force to supply light attack planes in Afghanistan, Chief Executive Frederico Curado told analysts on Wednesday.