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CEIIA and DESAER announce agreement to develop, industrialize and market light transport aircraft

CEIIA – Center for Engineering and Product Development (which designs, develops, prototype and operates innovative products and services in the mobility industries, namely aeronautics, automobiles and oceans), and DESAER – DESENVOLVIMENTO AERONÁUTICO, a Brazilian company specialized in aircraft development of different types, signed a Joint Venture Agreement for the development, industrialization and commercialization of a light transport aircraft.

The ATL-100 is an aircraft for civil and military use, with configurations for the transport of passengers (up to 19 pax.) And for cargo (2.5 ton.), With the objective of addressing the needs of regional transport in areas already dense and in the most remote regions, requiring little infrastructure support on the ground and the possibility of landing on short, unpaved runways.

The development phase of the project, now with decisive participation from CEIIA, will be carried out in 3 years, followed by the industrialization and commercialization phases. In all phases, the project will be carried out by Portuguese and Brazilian professionals in infrastructures located in Portugal and Brazil.

The development of the ATL-100 will be based on a focus on sustainability, not only through the application of less polluting technologies in its components, but also through the perspective of the use of new technologies in the future, such as electric motors, etc.

CEIIA and DESAER understand that this partnership, which adds complementary competencies to the aerospace sector in Portugal and Brazil, in addition to being an important project for technological innovation and the creation of income and jobs in both countries, is now particularly relevant as a counterattack to the damaging effects on the world economy caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

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