Embraer in Russia
Brazilian jetmaker Embraer said Wednesday that it struck a cooperation agreement
with a Russian research institute to work on the development of bigger jet
models capable of carrying more than 100 passengers.
The company said in a statement the agreement allowed it to use the research
facilities of the Central Aerohydrodynamics Institute to conduct aerodynamic and
other tests on ERJ-170 and ERJ-190 regional jetliner series, currently in
Embraer, which is the world`s fourth-largest civil aircraft manufacturer, said
it started work at TsAGI`s wind-tunnels and laboratories in June this year and
the agreement now enhances and formalizes the existing cooperation.
An Embraer spokeswoman would not provide further details on its deal with the
institute and declined to say whether any payments were involved.