The business aviation community in Brazil believes the government is finally paying attention to its calls for better access to proper infrastructure. Though that is good news, the sector is still under pressure from the threat of being squeezed by airline activity, warned Eduardo Marson, chairman of industry group ABAG, during a keynote address at yesterday’s opening session at LABACE.
Embraer will establish an Engineering and Technology Center in its aeronautical cluster in Melbourne, Fla., to conduct R&D activities for both product and technology development. Initially it will focus on executive jet interiors and will include a materials and interiors laboratory. Embraer plans to partner with educational institutions to develop programs of mutual benefit. It is the second research and development center established outside its headquarters complex at São José dos Campos, Brazil.