Defence, Space and Civil Aviation R&D
Embraer and the Royal Netherlands Aerospace Center (Royal NLR) have inked an MoU covering a potential strategic collaboration in aerospace research, including such areas as technology development and innovation in defence and space systems, general aviation, MRO, air mobility, and sustainability, they announced on 23 November.
“Embraer and NLR are long-time collaborators, with each party contributing specific expertise necessary to conduct complex research and developments to be applied in advanced technologies and innovative products. This new MoU is another important step in our long-term relationship in The Netherlands, and reiterates our commitment to further strengthen our collaborative partnership with NLR in a dynamic aerospace ecosystem,” commented Jackson Schneider, President and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security.
Michel Peters, CEO of Royal NLR, added “Indeed, Embraer and Royal NLR have a longstanding relationship, and we are happy to strengthen and extend our relation even more through this MoU. This partnership is an opportunity for both parties to address shared challenges, identify common interests and to develop innovative approaches and methods to address the issues of global aviation. I really welcome the increased cooperation between Embraer and Royal NLR, and I am looking forward to see our mutual benefit.”
In the last two decades, the twom organisations have worked in close collaboration in R&D in such areas as new materials, flight-deck technology, systems development, and aerodynamics, applied in leading-edge products, including wind tunnel tests and advanced aero-elastic wind tunnel models.
Embraer and Royal NLR are both members of The Netherlands Aerospace Group (NAG) and the current MoU a further development of that signed between Embraer and NAG in September 2021 to explore potential strategic relationships in aviation and sustainability.