Boeing and State of São Paulo sign Memorandum of Understanding for Technological Cooperation
Boeing announced the opening of its Engineering and Technology Center in Brazil, one of 15 Boeing engineering sites around the world that develop advanced technology to drive aerospace innovation. Based in São José dos Campos (SP) where the company began operations in 2014, the engineering center is an expansion of Boeing’s strategic investments in Brazil, where it employs about 500 engineers supporting current and future programs.
“Boeing’s longstanding partnership with Brazil dates back more than 90 years, and during that time, we have collaborated with the Brazilian aerospace industry and community to tap into the incredible technical abilities and problem-solving skills of Brazilian engineers,” said Lynne Hopper, vice president of Boeing Engineering, Strategy and Operations. “Their expertise strengthens our commitment to engineering excellence and positions us to tackle 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 aerospace technological development.
“São Paulo has all the conditions to strengthen aerospace technological development, an important sector that drives the economy of the state. With this MOU, we aim to generate more jobs and income for our state, which is one of the main purposes of the partnership with the private sector, a directive of Governor Tarcísio de Freitas,” says Jorge Lima, Secretary of Economic Development of the State of São Paulo.
With the State University of Campinas (Unicamp), Boeing announced funding to extend their sustainability partnership to develop the third phase of the SAFMaps database to understand the feasibility of the most promising inputs for SAF production in specific areas in Brazil.
“Supported by Boeing, the development of SAFMaps as an innovative web platform lead by Unicamp is focused on helping accelerate sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) production in Brazil.
“We want to offer the best internship program in Brazil for students who want to build a solid and prominent career in the aerospace industry. Brazil has a rich aviation history, with universities that are reference points in the engineering sector,” said Humberto Pereira, director of the Boeing Engineering and Technology Center.