Embraer and DLR Forge Collaboration in Aviation Research
Embraer and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt; DLR) announced a MoU, signed on October 10, 2023, for collaboration regarding precompetitive technology research and development activities.
The partners will evaluate the possibility of paving the way for 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.
Maurílio Albanese Novaes Júnior, the head of Research & Technology Development at Embraer, said, “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 the future of sustainable aviation in partnership with global research centres.”
Prof. Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla, Chair of the DLR Executive Board, in São José dos Campos, Brazil, has emphasized, “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.” He further added, “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 fields of ice formation on aircraft, aerodynamics modelling and aeroelasticity. In 2017, collaboration intensified with a focus on sustainability matters such as reducing noise and minimizing the impact of aviation on the climate.
On 10th October, the signature took place during a visit by a high-level delegation from DLR, led by Professor Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla to the Embraer facilities in São José dos Campos, Brazil.