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First Wingcopter authorized partner in South America - SYNERJET

Wingcopter and SYNERJET  announced the signing of a strategic partnership agreement. The agreement will allow the Latin American company to act as a distributor and local technical support provider for the Wingcopter 198, Wingcopter’s new flagship Unmanned Aircraft System, to customers in the region. SYNERJET is one of the most respected companies in the field of bus...

Fleet of up to 10 Cessna Grand Caravan Ex aircraft expands regional connectivity in Brazil

 Textron Aviation started deliveries in a fleet order of Cessna Grand Caravan EX aircraft to Brazilian aviation company, Azul Conecta, a subsidiary of Azul Airlines based at the airport of Jundiai in São Paulo. The company recently placed an initial five-aircraft order with options for an additional five Grand Caravan EXs. Azul Conecta, will utilize the fleet of Grand Caravan...

GOL to launch network of 250 eVTOL aircraft in Brazil

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. in conjunction with Grupo Comporte, an entity of its controlling shareholder, announce that they have signed a non-binding letter of intent with Avolon for the acquisition and/or lease of 250 electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. Following aircraft certification and successful delivery of the aircraft, the Company expects to start oper...

Eve & Helisul partnership to develop UAM products and services in Brazil

Eve Urban Air Mobility and Helisul Aviation announced a partnership that will focus on creating an ecosystem-wide approach to prepare for Urban Air Mobility operations in Brazil. In addition to collaborating on a suite of products and services, the partnership includes an order for up to 50 eVTOLs with deliveries expected to start in 2026. Over the last few years, Eve and Helisul have been...

Alaska Air Group orders 9 new E175 aircraft for operation with Horizon Air

Embraer has agreed the sale of nine new E175 jets to Alaska Air Group and its subsidiary Horizon Air. The E175 aircraft will fly exclusively with Alaska Airlines under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA). The value of the contract, which will be included in Embraer’s second-quarter backlog, is USD 449.1 million, based on current list prices. “We have navigated through the...

Recent ANAC certification opens deliveries for Beechcraft King Air 360 & 260 in Brazil

Textron Aviation achieved certification from the National Civil Aviation Authority of Brazil for its newest twin-turboprop aircraft models, the Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER and King Air 260, clearing the way for deliveries to begin in country this quarter.  “The Beechcraft King Air´s operational versatility is its key selling point in Brazil and around the globe,”...

Embraer names its main factory “Ozires Silva Unit”

Embraer announced that its main industrial complex in São José dos Campos, Brazil is now named “Ozires Silva Unit.” The initiative is part of a series of tributes that have been carried out this year in celebration of the engineer and former Air Force officer’s 90th birthday, who led the group of visionaries responsible for the creation of Embraer in 1969. The an...

First Praetor 500 conversion in Brazil delivered by Embraer

Embraer announced the completion of the first conversion in Brazil of a Legacy 450 to a Praetor 500 jet. The aircraft was delivered to an undisclosed customer. The conversion was performed at Embraer’s Service Center in Sorocaba, Brazil. With this delivery, Embraer has already converted a total of 20 Legacy 450s into Praetor 500s in Europe, North America and now in Brazil. The full conver...

Development of private air transport for COVID-19 vaccines - Embraer

As demand for the COVID-19 vaccine transportation increases around the world, Embraer has released technical information to assist customers on how its business jets can be optimized to transport these vaccines. Due to the pandemic, operators are considering the possibility of using Embraer aircraft to transport vaccines. Currently, there are over 1,400 Embraer business jets in operation in more t...

Embraer successfully concludes aerial refueling qualification between two KC-390 Millennium aircraft

Embraer reached another important milestone in the development of the KC-390 Millennium multi-mission military freighter program with the successful conclusion of the aerial refueling qualification between two KC-390 Millennium, proving, for the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), this new operational capacity of the aircraft. The in-flight refueling capacity between two aircraft of the same model using...

Engineering Specialization Program - Embraer celebrates its 20th anniversary

One of the longest-lived programs for intellectual and technological development in Brazil, the Embraer Engineering Specialization Program, achieves its 20th anniversary. Conceived from a strategic vision to accelerate the learning process for recently graduated professionals in various areas of engineering to work in aeronautical technologies, the program combines a professional master&rsquo...

Embraer Earnings Results 4th Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020

The Company operating and financial information is presented, except where otherwise stated, on a consolidated basis in United States dollars (US$) in accordance with IFRS. The financial data presented in this document as of and for the quarters ended December 31, 2020 (4Q20), September 30, 2020 (3Q20) and December 31, 2019 (4Q19), are derived from the unaudited financial statements, except a...