Representatives of the EMBRAER, Brazilian manufacturer of aircrafts, visited the Czech Republic on February 12 - 14 as part of so called “SOURCING DAYS". The aim was to deepen cooperation between the Czech aviation industry and Embraer. The B2B meeting between VZLU representatives and Mr. Joao Pedro Tabordo, Vice President for Government Affairs with Europe, was held the first day. The following day Mr. Tabordo visited the Aerodynamics, Strength of Structures and Space Technologies Departments at VZLU as part of organized excursions.
A couple of Czech companies are already cooperating with this Brazilian manufacturer. VZLU was the indirect subcontractor for some engineering and testing services for the KC-390 military aircraft. The VZLU also had a small co-operation in the area of special impacts on aircraft structures, when VZLU experts were operating directly in manufacture plant in Brasilia. Real opportunities for cooperation in the future also appear in European granted projects, as the European Commission seems to be in favour of financially supporting EU-Brazil cooperation in aviation research.
Thanks belong to agencies CzechTrade and Czechinvest, the Czech Embassy in the UK and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic which have organized meetings with EMBRAER.