Boeing has made several major announcements about its investment in the Brazilian aviation market, including the opening of Engineering and Technology Center in in São José dos Campos that will support the development of advanced technology and innovation.
The company has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the state of São Paulo focused providing support for education focused on STEM, promoting a joint agenda of industrialization and innovation, and enhancing and strengthening the talent pipeline throughout Brazil’s aerospace ecosystem, with an emphasis on increasing diversity.
“São Paulo has all the conditions to strengthen aerospace technological development, an important sector that drives the economy of the state,” said Jorge Lima, secretary of economic development of the State of São Paulo. “With this MOU, we aim to generate more jobs and income for our state, which is one of the main purposes of the partnership with the private sector, a directive of Governor Tarcísio de Freitas,”
Boeing is also expanding its sustainability partnership with the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) to develop the third phase of the SAFMaps database, which aims to understand the feasibility of the most promising inputs for SAF production in specific areas in Brazil
“The project, led by the university, currently includes 13 Brazilian states with the greatest potential for biomass production,” explained Arnaldo Walter, the mechanical engineering professor who leads the project at Unicamp. “It also integrates essential information about potential raw materials, aligning with international regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions with the goal of achieving even more sustainable aviation.”
Boeing’s first internship program in Brazil for students in their final year of engineering studies has also been announced. Interns will apply knowledge through projects in a global and multicultural environment with mentoring from experienced professionals.
“Our investments in Brazil are extensive and reflect the fact that Boeing considers the country a strategic partner in solving some of the biggest challenges in the global aerospace industry,” said Landon Loomis, Boeing president for Latin America and the Caribbean and vice president of global policy. “By expanding our collaboration in Brazil, the country also can play a larger role in meeting global demand for commercial airplanes valued at $8tn over the next 20 years.”
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