Embraer, ITA and FAPESP to invest in Engineering Research Centre to accelerate the future of air mobility


Embraer, ITA (Technological Institute of Aeronautics), and FAPESP (São Paulo Research Foundation) have announced the approval of a joint investment of R$ 48 million (£8 million) in an Engineering Research Centre (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 the aeronautical industry in activities that are based on three pillars: low carbon aviation, autonomous systems and advanced manufacturing. The initiative creates a favorable environment for knowledge dissemination, highly qualified human resources training and production of high-impact scientific publications.

“We are very excited with the approval of the Engineering Research Centre focused on the future of air mobility, in partnership with ITA and FAPESP,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Embraer’s Senior Vice President of Engineering, Technology, and Strategy. “I am certain that the centre will be a benchmark of enterprise-government-academia cooperation toward the zero-carbon aviation of the future, generating value to society as a whole.”

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