Embraer inaugurated its Engineering & Technology Center in Melbourne, Florida on Monday.
The new center will conduct engineering and development activities for both product and technology development across Embraer’s business lines with the first assignments primarily focused on executive jet interiors.
It will include a laboratory for the development and testing of materials and interior components. Features include 3D Computer Aided Design, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Element Modeling, 3D Virtual Reality Center, prototype capabilities and sophisticated laboratories and test equipment.
The Center is located on General Aviation Drive at the Melbourne International Airport on 13 acres of land facing the existing Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 final assembly facility and the Embraer Executive Jets Customer Center, which were opened in 2009 and 2011, respectively.
Some 70 engineers have already been hired and have been operating in a temporary facility near the airport since 2012. Employment is scheduled to ramp up to a total of 200 by 2016.
Embraer and Saab have partnered in a joint program management for the F-X2 Project. Embraer will coordinate all development and production activities in Brazil on behalf of Saab and participate in systems development, integration, flight tests, final assembly and deliveries of both the single and two-seat versions of Gripen NG aircraft
Embraer has signed a $3.3 billion deal with the Brazilian Air Force on Tuesday to build 28 newly launched KC-390 mid-sized cargo planes
Boeing and Embraer today announced that they will open a joint research center to advance a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil. Under a memorandum of understanding, the two companies will perform joint biofuel research, as well as fund and coordinate research with Brazilian universities and other institutions
Embraer Defense & Security will take part in the 14th Defence Services Asia exhibition, April 14 to 17, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Embraer business unit will present its full portfolio of integrated solutions at the event
TenCate has been selected by Embraer as the supplier of aerospace armour for the Embraer A-29 Super Tucano military aircraft. The aircraft will be supplied in partnership with Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) as the prime contractor for the aircraft
Embraer signed a contract to acquire the remaining 50% of Atech Negócios em Tecnologia S.A
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