July 16, 2012
U.S. aerospace company Boeing Co has offered to transfer more technology to Brazil if the government upgraded its Air Force fighter fleet with the firm’s F-18 Super Hornet jet, a local paper reported.
Boeing vice president of the F/A-18 program, Mike Gibbons, said his company would offer Brazilian “companies the opportunity to construct components for the new Super Hornets and other future projects of Boeing,” according to O Estado de S. Paulo newspaper.
He did not go into detail about the expanded technology deal Boeing was offering, if the government chooses to award the American company Latin America’s most coveted multi-billion-dollar defense contract, Reuters reports.
April 4, 2012
PR Newswire/MarketWatch, 04/03/2012
Boeing BA -0.69% announced today that it will establish Boeing Research & Technology-Brazil, a research and technology center in Sao Paulo that will work with the country’s leading researchers and scientists to develop aerospace technologies.
Boeing Research & Technology-Brazil, which will open later this year, will serve as a hub for collaboration between Boeing and Brazilian R&D organizations, including government agencies, private-sector companies and universities.
“Boeing is defined by its technological edge, and establishing Boeing Research & Technology in Brazil will bring new ideas and innovative processes to our company,” said Donna Hrinak, president of Boeing Brazil. “We also will strengthen our relationship with Brazil’s R&D community in ways that grow Brazil’s capabilities and meet the country’s goals for economic and technology development.”
September 29, 2011
Brazilian defense industry growth has prompted the Boeing Co., a U.S. company, to expand operations in the South American country.
Boeing has set sights on winning a multibillion-dollar order in Brazil’s FX-2 competition which aims to replace the Brazilian air force’s aging inventory of fighter aircraft with modern, multipurpose jets capable of performing under challenging conditions in overland and offshore defense duties.
Boeing Brazil, one of the fast expanding units of the Boeing Co. will be headed by former U.S. career diplomat Donna Hrinak as president in an appointment taking effect Oct. 14.