February 28, 2013 / 1:20 PM / 5 years ago

Embraer shares rise on U.S. Air Force contract

A Polish airline LOT airplane Embraer 170 taxis on the runway at Chopin airport in Warsaw, December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Shares of Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA (EMBR3.SA) rose more than 2 percent in early Thursday trading after the company won a U.S. Air Force contract late on Wednesday to supply 20 light attack planes for counterinsurgency missions in Afghanistan.

Reporting by Brad Haynes; editing by John Wallace

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