The board of AIAB (Aerospace Industries Association of Brazil) met with representatives of the Air Force Command to discuss issues of common interest.
The association was represented by president Julio Shidara and vice-president José Serrador Neto, who is also vice-president of Institutional Relations for Embraer.
The Air Force was represented by Air Major Valter Borges Malta, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Air Brigadier Renato Alves de Moraes, Head of the Third Subchief, and Air Brigadier R/1 Rogério Luiz Veríssimo Cruz, among other authorities.
The meeting took place on the 1st at the Air Force Command headquarters in Brasília (DF).
During the meeting, Shidara thanked the Air Force for its support for the letters of proposal submitted by representatives of the CNI (National Confederation of Industry) to the management committees of the Aeronautics and Space sector funds of the FNDCT (National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development).
They resulted in 3 of the largest economic subsidy calls for industry in FINEP’s history, announced by the MCTI last May during an event celebrating 30 years of AIAB, held in SJC.
“The aerospace industry operates at the tip of the pyramid of economic value addition. The New Aeronautical Technology Demonstration Platforms will allow Brazilian industry to incorporate technological innovations into its products, which are essential for its competitiveness in the global market,” said the president of AIAB.
“The Small Launch Vehicle and Small High-Resolution Earth Observation Satellite grants, on the other hand, will enable a leap in the technological capabilities of the Brazilian space industry to meet the urgent need to build a national space infrastructure, which is fundamental to guaranteeing the future of Brazil’s economic and social development and our national sovereignty,” he added.
“We very much hope that, at the end of the satellite’s development, the Brazilian government will acquire a constellation from the national industry to meet the needs of the Carponis Project, part of the Strategic Space Systems Program (PESE),” he concluded.
*** Translated by DEFCONPress FYI Team ***