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Embraer and ENAER Announce Cooperation Agreement in Chile

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Embraer and ENAER Announce Cooperation Agreement in Chile

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Embraer and ENAER Announce Cooperation Agreement in Chile
Embraer and ENAER Announce Cooperation Agreement in Chile

Embraer and ENAER (National Aeronautical Company of Chile) announced two industrial and services cooperation agreements involving the A-29 Super Tucano and the C-390 Millennium defense aircraft, as well as commercial aircraft. The cooperation will expand Embraer’s network of suppliers and services in Chile and contribute to the integration of the aerospace industries in both Brazil and Chile. The cooperation is the result of an understanding between Embraer, ENAER, and the Chilean Air Force. The Chilean company will begin manufacturing components and will be a designated maintenance center for the Chilean Air Force’s fleet of 22 A-29 Super Tucano units. The agreement is linked to the expansion of the A-29 Super Tucano fleet in operation in the country. Furthermore, the cooperation aims to expand both ENAER’s role as a supplier and Embraer’s presence in Chile. With this agreement, Embraer and ENAER intend to resume a successful history of cooperation, which began in the 1990s. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, the Chilean company was an important and recognized supplier of Structures for the ERJ-135/140/145 family of jets and winner of several awards for the best suppliers in Embraer’s global supplier chain.

“This contract will promote reciprocal investments in the aerospace industry in Brazil and Chile. Our objective is to further deepen our relationship and expand both cooperation and mutual investments. This includes not only the A-29 Super Tucano but also other programs, such as the C-390 Millennium, for example,” said Bosco da Costa Junior, President and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security.

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“These agreements represent the resumption of commercial ties between the two companies, which lasted many years with successful results. The new stage that begins today allows us to look very optimistically at the future to face, between both countries, the challenges of the aerospace industry in an increasingly dynamic world,” said Henry Cleveland, Executive Director of ENAER.

Chilean Air Force displays the light attack aircraft A-29 Super Tucano
During the FIDAE – International Air and Space Fair in Santiago, Chilean Air Force displays the light attack aircraft A-29 Super Tucano. (Photo by Embraer)

ENAER is a state-owned company in Chile, founded in 1984, with a long heritage in aeronautical maintenance and construction, dating back to the second decade of the last century. It has a wide spectrum of products and services. In the MRO area, it has capabilities in various types of aircraft, engines and accessories, both military and civil, with international certifications. In manufacturing, it has produced a primary trainer, used by the Chilean Air Force and exported to seven countries, and aerostructures for prestigious aircraft manufacturers, EMBRAER being one of the most important. Currently, ENAER is developing a new air training system, the main component of which is an aircraft with the latest technology systems.

A global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil, Embraer has businesses in Commercial and Executive aviation, Defense & Security and Agricultural Aviation. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing Services & Support to customers after-sales. Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, about every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year. Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats and the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.

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