The wings beneath the industry
Embraer will produce the military transport aircraft KC-390 and, in addition, will continue to produce commercial jet aircraft and F-X2 fighter aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force. These three programs will together cost about US$11 billion.
This will require companies in the aeronautical sector to double their competitiveness in order to supply Embraer and to evolve technologically and diversify their production.
In 2012, exports from the sector totaled US$6 billion, a little over 85 percent of it from Embraer.
Choppers for the Navy
The first of 50 EC-725 helicopters manufactured by Helibrás and acquired by the Brazilian Armed Forces was delivered to the Navy on 24 June at the plant in Itajubá, Minas Gerais.