October 9, 2023 | German-Brazilian cooperation

DLR and Embraer extend cooperation in aviation research

Together for climate-compatible aviation
Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, Chair of the DLR Executive Board, and Maurílio Albanese Novaes Júnior, Head of Research & Technology Development at Embraer after the signing of the MoU about the extended cooperation in aviation research in São José dos Campos, Brazil.

© Gerson Fujiki

  • Intensified collaboration in technology research and development is planned.
  • International cooperation is essential to achieve climate-friendly aviation.
  • Focus: Aeronautics, aviation, climate-friendly flight, international cooperation

São José dos Campos – Brazil, 9 October 2023 – Embraer and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt; DLR) today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaboration regarding precompetitive technology research and development activities.

The partners will evaluate the possibility of establishing a future cooperation on a wide range of activities, including Aircraft Design, Flight Systems, Flight Physics, System Architectures, Flight Tests, Windtunnel Experiments, Structures and Materials and Security.

"We are delighted to extend our collaboration with DLR and continue our team's longstanding relationship. This agreement represents another key step in our technology journey toward to the future of a sustainable aviation in partnership with global research centers," said Maurílio Albanese Novaes Júnior, head of Research & Technology Development at Embraer.

"Following our long-standing cooperation, we would like to further intensify our joint activities. International cooperation is essential if we are to achieve our goal of climate-compatible aviation," emphasises Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, Chair of the DLR Executive Board, in São José dos Campos, Brazil. "Together with our partner Embraer, we are addressing issues such as aerodynamics and flight physics, as well as conducting studies in the wind tunnel and flight tests."

DLR and Embraer have already been cooperating on individual projects since 2001 with relevant results in the field of ice formation on aircraft (Aircraft Dynamic Modelling with Accreted Ice), aerodynamics modelling (Online Parameter Identification for Integrated Aerodynamic Modelling) and aeroelasticity. In 2017, collaboration was intensified with focus on Sustainability matters, such as reduction of noise and minimizing the impact of aviation on the climate.

The signature took place during a visit to Embraer facilities in São José dos Campos, Brazil, of a high-level delegation from DLR, led by Professor Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, last week.

About Embraer

A global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil, Embraer has businesses in Commercial and Executive aviation, Defense & Security and Agricultural Aviation. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing Services & Support to customers after-sales.

Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, about every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.

Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats and the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centres, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.


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