The Brazilian aerospace industry is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere with its biggest representative company being Embraer. The firm produces commercial, military and executive aircraft and is currently the 3rd major aerospace manufacturer in the world.(1)
The boom in the Brazilian Aerospace Industry in the past years has seen the country become well integrated into the global supply chain. Yet, the market still has opportunities to offer such as the aerospace maintenance and repair sub-sector which is enjoying an annual growth of 5-6% over the last few years.
The worldwide trend of airlines replacing larger aircrafts with smaller jets should keep Embraer as the leader of this segment and will offer other business possibilities for aircraft component manufacturers.(2)
Expansion opportunities and better integration are expected in areas of supply chain and procurement, composites and metallic structures, automation technology, connectivity and MRO. The industry welcomes competitors and development of the existing supply chain within the aerospace sector to respond to the growing marketing needs within Brazil.
The State of Sao Paulo and the aerospace industry…
The State of Sao Paulo has the largest aerospace hub in Latin America which is located in the region of Sao José dos Campos. With around 100 facilities for aircraft manufacturing, the state accounts for 73% of Brazil units and 95% of employed persons.(3)
Key facts about the region:
- Presence of production units of Embraer and other companies in the industry
- It hosts the main suppliers of parts and services in Latin America
- It concentrates the Brazilian Aerospace Cluster, with technology-based incubators
- Its offers modern study and research centers
(1) Source: Aerospace Industries Association of Brazil (AIAB). (2) Source: Sao Paulo Investment promotion Agency. (3) Source: International Trade Administration.
Learn more about the aerospace industry in Brazil:
Brazil’s aerospace/aviation overview
Source : International Trade Administration
Brazilian Aerospace Industry
Source : The Brazil Business
Market outlook : 2014 – 2033
Source : Embraer
Market Forecast 2014 - 2033
Source : Bombardier
2014 Global Aerospace and Defense Industry Outlook
Source : Deloitte