The signing of the MoU is an important step towards the future and strategic relationship in the field of aviation and sustainability. The signing took place on 2021 at the Embraer office in Amsterdam.
Arjan Meijer, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation and Jackson Schneider, President & CEO, Embraer Defense & Security, signed on behalf of Embraer. Lex Besselink en Frank signed for the NAG. Constant van Schaik, CEO SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance and Board member of the NAG, and Mr. João Pedro Taborda, Head of Government Affairs for Europe at Embraer witnessed the ceremony.
The purpose of the MoU between NAG and Embraer is to establish further partnerships and strategic relationships in the field of aerospace and there is a strong focus on sustainability and the sustainable future of aviation. The MoU aims on continuously assessing opportunities in areas of collaboration, including research and technology in propulsion, structures and materials, and analysis of solutions in Sustainable Mobility, procurement and supply chain, including structures, interiors and systems; and MRO.
The MoU is driving an action plan that will lead to achieving the said aims. Scouting session will help Embraer and the Dutch eco-system in finding technologies fitting the objectives of Embraer. The scouting session about Interiors in October 2022 was a good example. Visits to and from Embraer will connect our members with the appropriate specialists at Embraer. An efficient governance structure will stimulate and safeguard the progress and expectations on both sites. Also part of the governance structure is the involvement of our Government. Our Embassy in Brasilia and Consulate in Sao Paulo are actively helping to contribute to the MoU activities. Our ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate is helping to combine their innovation strategy with the MoU goals. In this case the innovation mission in April 2023 is fully in line with the MoU.
The Netherlands is an important customer of Embraer products and appreciates the active position of Embraer to deepen their relationship with Dutch research establishments and industry. Such partnership and the implementation of the MoU will bring opportunities both for Embraer as well as the Dutch Ecosystem.