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Jacksonville Aviation Authority board Chair A.L. Kelly, JAXUSA Partnership President and JAX Chamber interim President Jerry Mallot and Mayor Alvin Brown take an up-close look at the A-29 Super Tucano warplane Wednesday. The three were just a few of the officials and members of the business community who attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the former Piedmont hangar at Jacksonville International Airport, where Embraer will build the warplanes for light air support, reconnaissance and training for the Afghanistan military. Embraer will create 50 jobs as part of the production, which will support more than 1,400 jobs, according to company officials.