The Washington-based aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, has officially inaugurated its Engineering and Technology Center in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, further demonstrating the company's commitment to the Brazilian market as a strategic hub for innovation. The city, known for its strong defense and aerospace industry, was chosen to be one of the 15 locations worldwide to lodge such centers.
"Our investments in Brazil are extensive and reflect Boeing's view of the country as a strategic partner in addressing some of the greatest challenges in the global aerospace industry," said Landon Loomis, President for Latin America and the Caribbean and Vice President of Global Policy at Boeing.
This new Engineering Center complements Boeing's Research and Technology Center, which has also been operating in São José dos Campos since 2014 and has established partnerships with Brazilian universities and agencies, particularly in the field of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
Boeing recognizes that Brazil is one of the key players in the global sustainable fuel market and has the potential to become a major global player in the SAF market. Boeing's commitment to the industry's decarbonization goal by 2050 relies heavily on increasing SAF production. The projects in which the Washington-based manufacturer is involved aim to accelerate biomass production in the South American country.
“Boeing's long-standing partnership with Brazil dates back more than 90 years, and during this time we have collaborated with the aerospace industry and the Brazilian community to harness the incredible technical skills and problem-solving capabilities of Brazilian engineers”, stated Lynne Hopper, Vice President of Engineering, Strategy, and Operations at Boeing.
The opening of the new Engineering Center is an example of the long-standing partnership between Brazil and the state of Washington in the aerospace sector, which offers numerous possibilities and ample space for even closer cooperation. It also provides an opportunity for the American ecosystem to benefit from the path paved by the Washington-based company to access the internationally recognized Brazilian aerospace market on several different fronts.