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Embraer Inaugurates AAM Research Center in Brazil

Embraer Inaugurates AAM Research Center in Brazil

Embraer held an inauguration ceremony on March 14 to mark the opening of its Engineering Research Center (CPE), an advanced air mobility (AAM) research center in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The event was held in partnership with education and research institutions, the Technological Institute of Aeronautics and São Paulo State Research Support Foundation.

The research center has secured an investment of USD $10 million which will be used for equipment purchasing, grants, and administrative support for the next five years. The initiative announced in 2022 is expected to attract about 150 professionals and develop solutions for electric unmanned aircraft technology.

Embraer owns Eve Air Mobility, a subsidiary company that produces electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft and AAM infrastructure. The company was launched in 2017 as a start-up under the EmbraerX technology incubator unit of the Brazilian aerospace group Embraer.

Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer’s Vice-President of Engineering and Technology said, “We are very excited about the partnership with ITA and other institutions that creates a favorable environment for the search for solutions focused on zero-carbon aviation, autonomous systems, and advanced manufacturing, fundamental to building future air mobility.”

The ceremony was attended by the governor of the State of São Paulo, Tarcísio de Freitas, by the director of the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology, Lieutenant General Maurício Augusto Silveira de Medeiros, by the president of FAPESP, Marco Antonio Zago, and the rector of ITA, Professor Anderson Ribeiro Correia.

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