Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer to have two factories in Évora, Portugal

27 July 2009

Évora, Portugal, 27 July – Work began on Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, Embraer’s production centre in Évora, which will have two factories in Évora’s aeronautical industrial estate, one for metallic structures (wings) and another to produce composite materials (tails).

Other uses of the Évora unit will be, in an initial phase, logistical support for executive jets which fly in Europe, the second biggest market in the sector after the United States.

At the work’s opening ceremony, Embraer’s chief executive, Frederico Fleury Curado, revealed that the company’s first factory would come into operation in the first half of 2012.

The project will create 570 jobs and represents an investment of 148 million Euros.

Frederico Fleury Curado also announced the opening of a school for staff training which should be operational by the end of this year so that training can begin in 2010. (macauhub)

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