Brazilian Aeronautical Engineering celebrates 80 yearsBrazilian Aeronautical Engineering celebrates 80 years

The date is in honor of the birth anniversary of Air Marshal Casimiro Montenegro Filho, creator of the then Aerospace Technical Center

Air Force Agency, by Lieutenant Wanessa Liz and Major Oliveira Lima

Aeronautical Engineering celebrates 80 years of creation. A history that is intertwined with that of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) itself. In 1942, one year after the creation of the Ministry of Aeronautics, the Directorate of Works was created, the first unit responsible for centralizing the management of engineering activities.

The following year, a lieutenant-colonel and engineer went to the United States to visit the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the famous MIT, and from there, a visionary dream emerged that, through the Academy, would propel the Air Force into the future. The Aeronautical Technical Center (CTA), which was born a few years later, in 1950, with the creation of the ITA, the Aeronautical Technological Institute, and, subsequently, the whole aerospace complex that today makes up the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology (DCTA), was fostered in the mind of the man who would become the Aeronautical Engineering Patron, Air Marshal Casimiro Montenegro Filho.

The visionary opened the doors for the incorporation of countless professionals of the area who work in FAB, honored on October 28th, date of the Air Marshal’s birth, when the Aeronautical Engineering Day is also celebrated.

In the Institution, the engineer performs activities in the most different segments, such as Civil, Aeronautical, Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Cartographic, Infrastructure, Surveying, Cartography, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering, among others. The admission to the Institution occurs through the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA), through a competitive examination for the Engineering Officers’ Group (QOENG) and, through a selective process, for the Called Officers’ Group (QOCON).

In the year in which it celebrates its 80th anniversary, the Air Force Infrastructure Directorate (DIRINFRA) is undergoing relevant organizational changes, in accordance with the Command Directive of the Commander of the Air Force and with a view to an Air Force that, in two decades, will be a centennial institution. This organization has military personnel with engineering backgrounds in the areas of airport, civil, electrical, mechanical, cartographic, surveying, and environmental infrastructure.

“It is an honor to be at the head of an organization with a highly competent corps of engineers, who contribute to the growth of the Air Force, allowing a solid base for the operation of our new vectors, as well as for the operation of the entire physical structure that supports an environment adequate for the FAB personnel. Congratulations to the engineers of yesterday and today, who every day bring the value of innovation to our institution,” said the Director of DIRINFRA, Air Major Brigadier Cesar Faria Guimarães.

It is also noteworthy that DIRINFRA is not the only Military Organization of COMAER to have engineers in its composition. Within COMGAP and its subordinate organizations, DIRMAB, DTI, COMARA and CELOG, there are professionals of the most diverse specialties: with mechanical engineers, computer engineers, civil engineers and electricians.

DECEA and DCTA also have engineers in their staffs, as well as in their subordinate Military Organizations.

Photos: FAB *** Translated by the DEFCONPress FYI Team ***

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