Boeing announced Tuesday the opening of an engineering and technology center in Brazil, one of 15 Boeing engineering sites around the world developing advanced technology to drive space innovation. Headquartered in São José dos Campos (SP), where the company began operations in 2014, the engineering center is an extension of Boeing’s strategic investments in Brazil, where 500 engineers support current and future projects.
«Boeing’s long-standing partnership with Brazil spans more than 90 years During that time, we collaborated with the Brazilian aerospace industry and community to leverage the incredible technical and problem-solving skills of Brazilian engineers,” said Lynn Hopper, Boeing vice president of engineering, strategy and operations. “Their experience strengthens our commitment to engineering excellence and positions us to meet the next generation of challenges in our industry.”
At an event with employees and key stakeholders, Boeing shared several new strategic investments in the country. Among them, Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the State of São Paulo focused on space technology development, including support for education focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Develop and strengthen the talent pipeline in Brazil’s aerospace ecosystem with an emphasis on increasing diversity.
São Paulo has all the conditions to strengthen space technology development, an important sector that drives the state’s economy. With this MoU, We intend to create more jobs and income for our state“This is one of the main objectives of the partnership with the private sector, a directive of Governor Darcio de Freidas,” says Jorge Lima, Secretary of Economic Development of the State of São Paulo.
With the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Boeing announced funding to expand its sustainability partnership to develop the third phase of the SAFMaps database to understand the viability of the most promising inputs for SAF production in specific regions of Brazil.
“With support from Boeing, the development of SAFMaps, an innovative web platform led by Unicom, aims to help accelerate the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in Brazil. The university-led project currently covers 13 Brazilian states with the greatest potential for biomass production and integrates essential information on potential feedstocks, greenhouse gas emissions Integrates with international regulations aimed at reducing aviation,” said Arnoldo Walter, professor of mechanical engineering at Unicomb who leads the project.
Boeing announced the company’s first scholarship program for students pursuing their final year of engineering studies in Brazil. Fellows will apply their knowledge through projects in a global and multicultural environment under the guidance of experienced professionals. This initiative is in line with the company’s global strategy of contributing to engineering excellence in the countries where the company operates.
“We want to offer the best scholarship program in Brazil to students who want to build a solid and great career in the space industry. Humberto Pereira, director of the Boeing Engineering and Technology Center, said, “Brazil has a rich history of aviation.
Over the years, Boeing has actively cooperated Strengthening Brazil’s space ecosystem In various areas, including:
– Has received more than 30 inventions and patent applications since its establishment in the country in 2012
– Invest more than five million dollars in alliances with organizations focused on STEM education, impacting five million students and training thousands of teachers
– In the field of sustainability, working with universities, public institutions and non-governmental organizations for more than a decade to enable the decarbonisation of the aerospace industry
– Special focus on SAF and recognition of the country’s pioneering role and experience in biofuels
– Invest two million dollars in efforts to increase social, economic and environmental benefits to communities involved in the development of raw materials for SAF.
– Working with National Agency for Civil Aviation (ANAC) and Department of Airspace Control (DECEA) on operational security projects.
“Our investments in Brazil are extensive and reflect that Boeing sees the country as a strategic partner in solving some of the biggest challenges of the global space industry,” said Landon Loomis, Boeing president of Latin America and the Caribbean and vice president of global policy. : “By expanding our cooperation in Brazil, the country can play a major role in meeting the $8 trillion global demand for commercial aviation over the next 20 years.”