Felipe Salles

  • News

    Portugal opens talks to acquire Embraer KC-390s


    ​The Portuguese government has started formal negotiations with Embraer to buy five KC-390 twin-jet tactical transports with an option for a sixth aircraft.

  • News

    ​Drone house Brazil Aircraft takes aim at the global flying target segment


    Drone manufacturer Brazil Aircraft has made a discrete debut at the Latin American Aerospace and Defence exhibition, displaying great ambitions for the remote controlled target aircraft business.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Brazil sees momentum in KC-390, Gripen NG programmes


    When the Latin American Aviation and Defence show kicks off this week in Rio de Janeiro, it will be 10 years since Brazilian aerospace champion Embraer announced, at LAAD, its interest in entering the tactical airlifter market. That got the ball rolling on what is now the ...

  • News

    Rockwell Collins teams with Embraer for radar technology


    ​Embraer subsidiaries Bradar and Savis announced beginning of global cooperation with Rockwell Collins on the opening day of the Latin American Aerospace and Defence (LAAD) in Rio de Janeiro on 4 April.

  • News

    FIDAE: Can Argentina's industry be revived?


    ​A generation ago, if you had been asked to name the Latin American country most likely to become a global powerhouse of aerospace manufacturing, you may well have plumped for Argentina over Brazil or Mexico. But while Brazil's Embraer has become one of the world’s leading airframers, and Mexico ...

  • Gripen NG

    UK may not oppose Gripen sale to Argentina: Brazilian minister


    ​The UK government is unlikely to block any request by Argentina to buy Saab Gripen NG fighters, Brazilian defence minister Jacques Wagner told reporters on 15 April.

  • Gripen NG

    ​Saab, Embraer agree on Gripen manufacturing roles


    Embraer will receive a “relevant and highly significant” transfer of technology package from Saab to support the Brazilian air force’s Gripen fighter purchase under an agreement signed on 14 April, says Jackson Schneider, president of Embraer Defense and Security.

  • Novaer

    ANALYSIS: Novaer develops new trainer, utility aircraft for world market


    ​Privately-owned Novaer Craft’s thirty-odd employees temporarily operate from rented offices in a rather rundown office park positioned at the very edge of the São José dos Campos aerodrome. The location – adjacent to Embraer headquarters – is appropriate. Founded and managed by ex-Embraer employees, Novaer trusts that its new side-by-side, ...

  • KC-390

    ANALYSIS: KC-390 lifts expectations in Brazil


    Embraer has a long tradition of identifying – and succeeding in – unattended market niches. Over the years, they have done this with regional turboprops and jets, turboprop trainers and counter-insurgency aircraft, airborne early warning aircraft, light business jets and now the mid-range military transport segment, where the Lockheed C-130 ...

  • KC-2

    ​Brazilian Navy restarts KC-2 Turbo Trader contract


    A contract amendment signed on 7 November by the Brazilian navy's directorate of aeronautics and Marsh Aviation revives a long-delayed programme to refurbish and re-engine four ex-US Navy Grumman S-2 Trackers.

  • KC-390 front - Embraer

    ANALYSIS: How Embraer attracted a global audience to the KC-390 roll-out


    Towed through a haze of green and yellow smoke, depicting Brazil’s national colours, and columns of fireworks, the civilian-marked KC-390 exited Embraer’s construction hangar in Gavião Peixoto into an apron spot located directly in front of guests at a roll-out ceremony on 21 October.

  • Cessna Citation XLS

    Brazil jet crash probe finds errant cockpit voice recorder


    The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) of the crashed Cessna 560 XLS+ in Brazil on 13 August has been found, but does not contain any recordings from its last flight, the Brazilian air force’s crash investigation center (CENIPA) says.

  • News

    Brazilian presidential candidate dies in business jet crash


    ​A Cessna Citation 560XL XLS+ has crashed into buildings during an approach to Santos airport, Brazil, in rain and mist, killing both crew and all the five passengers.

  • Saab Gripen

    Brazil's F-X2 supply chain takes shape


    ​Six months after the announcement of the Gripen NG as the Brazilian Air Force´s (FAB) future fighter, the local supply chain is taking shape with the signing of updated and more detailed memoranda of understanding (MoUs).

  • KC-390

    Embraer gets firm order for 28 KC-390s from Brazil


    ​During a public unveiling of Embraer’s KC-390 final assembly site in Gavião Peixoto, Sao Paulo, Embraer President Frederico Curado signed a firm order with the Brazilian Air Force for the supply of 28 production KC-390 tactical transport/tanker aircraft.

  • Gripen NG

    Saab wins Brazil's F-X2 fighter contest with Gripen NG


    ​Brazil has chosen the Saab JAS-39E/F Gripen as the Brazilian Air Force's next fighter aircraft, according to an announcement 18 December by Brazilian government officials.