Embraer Celebrates Its 53rd Anniversary

DALLAS – Brazilian multinational aerospace manufacturer Embraer was formally established by legal decree on August 19, 1969. Operations started on January 2, 1970, at the location that is still in use today, Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2170 in So José dos Campos-SP.

The Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, or ITA, was established by the Brazilian government in 1950 with an emphasis on the training of aeronautical engineers. A visionary and restless young man enrolled in 1959.

After earning his degree in aeronautical engineering in 1962, Ozires Silva began to coordinate the development of an aircraft project that would rescue the nation’s regional aviation.

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Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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