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BNDES approval of $92.5 million line of credit to support Eve eVTOL development program

Eve got the approval by the executive board of Brazil National Development Bank to support Eve eVTOL development efforts with two distinct credit lines, totaling $92.5 million. Both credit lines are expected to offer beneficial terms and conditions to Eve with a 12-year maturity and amortization grace period. The financing is subject to the negotiation and execut...

Eve and FlyBIS to develop eVTOL operations in Brazil and Latin America

Eve Air Mobility signed a LOI with FlyBIS Aviation to collaborate on the development of eVTOL operations in Brazil and South America. Based on the agreement, FlyBIS will also purchase up to 40 of Eve’s eVTOL vehicles. Andre Stein, Co-CEO of Eve, commented: “This new collaboration with FlyBIS will enable us to expand the future of air mobility to Southern areas of Brazil...

The shape of things to come - Embraer revealed new sustainable aircraft concepts

Embraer revealed new aircraft concepts as part of the company’s progress report on Energia - Embraer’s initiative to get the aviation industry to net-zero by 2050.  A year on from Embraer’s Sustainability in Action in event, which detailed the study of four new aircraft concepts powered by new technologies and renewable energies, the company has been focusing on two 19-30 se...

Brazilian armed forces acquire 27 H125 helicopters

The Brazilian armed forces have acquired 27 single engine H125 helicopters to boost the training capacity of the Brazilian Navy and the Air Force. The H125 will be produced in the H125 final assembly line located in Itajubá, Brazil at Helibras’ factory where the H225Ms for the Brazilian armed forces are also assembled. These new helicopters will replace the ageing AS350...

SITA technology helps two Brazilian airports cope with the surge in travel

São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU Airport) and RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport (RIOgaleão) are the first airports in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to deploy SITA Flex to provide mobile passenger services to speed up check-in, bag drop, and boarding. It forms part of a wider five-year contract awarded to global air transport IT p...

Embraer's Social Tech Program offers 1,000 tech training opportunities for Black community in Brazil

Embraer opened registration for its second edition of Social Tech, a technology career acceleration program for underrepresented groups. This year, the focus of the program will be on creating opportunities for Black community. There will be 1,000 openings available, and graduating participants will receive technical qualification and preparation to work in one of the fastest-growing professi...

Leonardo VIP-corporate helicopter fleet set to grow in Brazil

The leadership of Leonardo in the world’s VIP/corporate multiengine helicopter market continues to grow with new orders announced at LABACE 2022, including two AW169 light intermediate twins and one AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter. One AW169 and the AW109 Trekker will be delivered to a private operator in 4Q2023. An AW169 is expected to be handed over to its user in 3Q2023. T...

Embraer partners with VOAR to strengthen support for executive aviation

During LABACE 2022 Embraer announced a partnership with VOAR Aviation with the objective to offer unscheduled services to Embraer executive aviation customers at the Congonhas Airport in São Paulo. Therefore, Embraer continues to strengthen its operations of maintenance, repair, and overhaul services and support the Fixed Base Operator to meet the growth of executive aviation...

World first Airbus Helicopters ACH160 delivered to a Brazilian customer

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the world's first ACH160 to a customer in Brazil on the eve of the 17th edition of the Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition at Congonhas airport, São Paulo. The rotorcraft will notably be the first H160 to fly in Latin America. Jean-Luc Alfonsi, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters’ Brazilian customer centr...

Accelerating the future of air mobility - Embraer, ITA and FAPESP announce investment in Engineering Research Center

Embraer, ITA (Technological Institute of Aeronautics), and FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation) announced yesterday the approval of a joint investment of R$ 48 million in an Engineering Research Center (ERC) for the future of air mobility over the next five years.  This unprecedented research in Brazil will gather representatives of the scientific community and professionals of th...

Amid year of record sales Embraer delivers 1500th Ipanema aircraft

A technological icon in Brazilian agriculture with five decades of operation, Embraer has delivered the 1500th Ipanema agricultural aircraft. The aircraft, which received a commemorative painting alluding to this historical moment and references to national agribusiness, was received yesterday by the rancher Carla de Freitas, owner of Agropecuária Bela Vista, based in Vilhena in the state o...

Embraer opens 1,000 job vacancies in Brazil

Embraer announced the opening of a thousand job vacancies in Brazil with a focus on production rate recovering, Services and Support area growth, product development and new businesses. Applications and details about all career opportunities in the sectors of operations, engineering, and administration, among others, are available at the site: https://embraer.gupy.io/. According to th...