Aerospace sector in Brazil


Supply chain and partnership opportunities with Embraer in Brazil as well as technological opportunities in composites and automation.

Market overview

The Brazilian Aerospace Industry is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. It competes in a global market and some of its affiliates are world class players in their own market niches.

Embraer is the 3rd largest commercial aeroplane manufacturer, has 45% of the regional market of 30-60 seat aeroplanes and is world leader in commercial jets up to 122 seats.

Embraer delivered 283 aircrafts in 2012 including business jets, commercial aircraft, military and light propeller aircraft. The net sales for 2012 were US$ 6,178 billion and Embraer and the net income reached US$ 348.8 million. In 2012, net cash used in investing activities was US$599.9 million, compared to net cash used in investing activities of US$602.0 million in 2011.

Embraer employs 18,223 people worldwide (March 2013), not including the non-fully-owned subsidiaries Ogma (Portugal) and HEAI (China).

Key opportunities

Key opportunities are in:

  • Embraer needs to fill gaps in its local supply chain, particularly in structural components, parts and assemblies for Embraer and its first tier suppliers.

  • Partnerships on the KC390; a wide range of opportunities for structures, parts and technology and services supply on the new programme on the military programme.

  • Manufacturing division is particularly interested in new composites technologies, tooling and automation systems.

  • Composites outsourcing for existing programmes, harnesses, hardware, fasteners, machined parts, interiors.

  • Composite components for under-carriage systems.

  • Sheet metal forming.

  • Thermal and surface treatment, paintwork, chemical milling, shot peening and special welding processes.

  • Partnerships on the second generation of Embraer’s E-Jet family of commercial aircraft. Its new E-Jet E2 family will comprise 3 new airplanes: E175-E2; E190-E2 and E195-E2.

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Getting into the market

UK companies need to become part of the Embraer supply chain to win business in Brazil. It is also important to consider opportunities in other areas such as helicopters, MROs and R&D.

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To commission research or for general advice about the market, get in touch with our specialists in country – or contact your local international trade team.

  • Erika Azevedo, Sector Manager – British Consulate – General; Tel: +55 11 3094 2748; Email: [email protected]

  • Julie Yang, Assistant Sector Manager – British Consulate – General; Tel: +55 11 3094 2759; Email: [email protected]

UKTI Events

UKTI runs a range of events for exporters, including seminars in the UK, trade missions to overseas markets and support for attendance at overseas trade shows.

Latest events in Aerospace sector

Major Events

ICAAE (International Conference on Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering)

27-28 February 2014

Useful links

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Sectors: Aerospace and Logistics
Countries: Brazil
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