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Embraer’s 50 Years: A Tale of Challenge and Superation

On Aug. 19, 1969, the Brazilian government formally instituted the Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica, globally known as Embraer. On this day 50 years ago, what has grown to become the third global producer of civilian aircraft received its distinctive name, although it had been in operation already for a significant period of time beforehand. Back in 1959, a young military pilot named Ozires Silva entered the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica operated by the Brazilian Air Force to study Aeronautical Engineering.…

Embraer’s 50 Years: A Tale of Challenge and Superation

On Aug. 19, 1969, the Brazilian government formally instituted the Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica, globally known as Embraer. On this day 50 years ago, what has grown to become the third global producer of civilian aircraft received its distinctive name, although it had been in operation already for a significant…