“Embraer takes an important steep, which makes us very proud, to establish in Minas its first unit outside of São Paulo State, beginning with this engineering office here in the capital, and then moving to our aeronautical cluster”, said Minas Gerais Governor, Antonio Anastasia. “We know that Minas Gerais needs to change its economic profile. This is our obsession. It’s an effort from our government to have a stronger and more technology based new economy.”

“Minas Gerais is already a significant force for aeronautical engineering in Brazil, and Embraer expects that establishing this office will give incentive to generating knowledge and to forming new specialized engineers, thus bringing sustainability to this industry that is so strategic for our country,” said Embraer President and CEO, Frederico Fleury Curado

Embraer’s office will employ around 100 locally hired engineers, by the end of 2012. These professionals will join the company’s outstanding engineering force, and their work will focus on developing projects, products, and services for the aeronautics defense and security field.

After its initial set-up in the city of Belo Horizonte, the office should move to the Center for Aerospace Technology Capability (CCTA, in Portuguese), in Lagoa Santa, in 2013. The Center was announced at the beginning of 2010 and is a

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