Boeing Expands Strategic Investments in Brazil, including New Engineering and Technology Center
Boeing has opened its Engineering and Technology Center in Brazil, located in São José dos Campos. It is part of Boeing’s effort to invest in advanced technology and drive innovation in the aerospace industry. With this expansion in Brazil, Boeing now has a total of 15 engineering sites around the world. Currently, the company employs approximately 500 engineers in Brazil who contribute to both present 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.”
Strategic Investments in Brazil
The aerospace giant recently announced a series of strategic investments during an event attended by employees and key stakeholders. One notable development is the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Boeing and the state of São Paulo. The MOU is aimed at fostering aerospace technological advancement in the region.
- Support for education focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
- Promoting a joint agenda of industrialization and innovation
- Enhancing and strengthening the talent pipeline throughout Brazil’s aerospace ecosystem, with an emphasis on increasing diversity
“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.
Supporting SAF Production in Brazil
Boeing has partnered with the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) to extend their sustainability collaboration. As a part of this partnership, they are working on the third phase of the SAFMaps database. This database will analyze the feasibility of various inputs for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production in specific areas of 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. The project, led by the university, currently includes 13 Brazilian states with the greatest potential for biomass production. It also integrates essential information about potential raw materials, aligning with international regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse-gas emissions with the goal of achieving even more sustainable aviation,” said Arnaldo Walter, the Mechanical Engineering professor who leads the project at Unicamp.
First Brazilian Internship Program
Boeing also announced the company’s first internship program in Brazil for students in their final year of engineering studies. Interns will apply knowledge through projects in a global and multicultural environment with mentoring from experienced professionals. The initiative is aligned with the company’s global strategy to contribute to engineering excellence in the countries where it operates.
“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.
Boeing’s Contributions to Brazilian Aerospace
For years, Boeing has actively collaborated to strengthen Brazil’s aerospace ecosystem in various areas, including:
- Secured more than 30 invention disclosures and patent applications since its establishment in the country in 2012
- Investing more than $5 million dollars in partnerships with institutions focused on STEM education, impacting five million students and training thousands of teachers.
- In sustainability, the company has worked for more than a decade in collaboration with universities, public institutions, and non-governmental organizations to enable the decarbonization of the aerospace sector.
- Boeing is focusing especially on SAF and recognizes the pioneering role and expertise of the country in biofuels.
- It is investing $2 million in initiatives that maximize social, economic, and environmental benefits for communities involved in developing raw materials for SAF.
- Boeing has been working on operational safety projects alongside the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and the Department of Airspace Control (DECEA).
“Our investments in Brazil are extensive and reflect the fact that Boeing considers the country a strategic partner in solving some of the biggest challenges in the global aerospace industry,” said Landon Loomis, Boeing president for Latin America and the Caribbean and vice president of Global Policy. “By expanding our collaboration in Brazil, the country also can play a larger role in meeting global demand for commercial airplanes valued at $8 trillion over the next 20 years.”
Boeing is Hiring in Brazil
Boeing is a leading aerospace company that operates worldwide. The company offers a comprehensive range of commercial airplanes, defense products, and space systems to clients across 150+ countries. With a strong emphasis on sustainability and community engagement, Boeing, a top US exporter, collaborates with a global supplier base to foster economic growth and positive societal impact. Guided by its core values of safety, quality, and integrity, Boeing’s diverse team remains dedicated to innovation and shaping a better future.
Boeing is hiring in Brazil. Learn more at https://jobs.boeing.com/boeing-in-brazil.