Air industry

São Paulo’s predominance in the Brazilian air industry is due to the fact that Embraer is located in the state. Founded in 1969, it is one of the largest aerospace companies in the world, operating in several stages of the process: aircraft design, development, production, sales and after-sales support. With a presence in 95 countries, on five continents, the company operates in the commercial, executive and defense and security aviation segments and is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial aircraft of up to 120 seats.

Thus, the state accounts for 96% of the Brazilian air industry. This industry also accounted for 8% of exports from São Paulo in 2012, with roughly 32% of the sector’s exports destined for the European Union, its main market.

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Embraer (link)