Marcos Pontes and Avibras

The minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), astronaut Marcos Pontes, met last Tuesday (6) executives from Avibras Aerospace Industry. With 60 years of experience, the company believes in the partnership among the public sector, industry and academia to develop the space market of the country. Part of the board of directors joined the meeting remotely and the company’s Director of Institutional Relations, Eduardo Leonetti, was present at the ministry.

During his speech, Leonetti presented the Program of Incentive to the Brazilian Space Market – PRO ESPAÇO. According to him, the project is inspired by PROINFA Eólica which presented a set of initiatives in the sector that contributed to Brazilian 7th position in the global rank of installed capacity of production and wind energy.

PRO ESPAÇO suggests a virtuous cycle with qualification, increase of competitiveness and access to the market. Predictability with the creation of long-term market. Improvement in economy with the consolidation of the national industry and generation of jobs, technology domain and innovation. As well as the promotion of sustainability with the demand of products and services that generate benefits to the society.

Among the challenges of the sector, the company mentioned budget restrictions, lack of financing, lack of organised demand, the need of State programs, and others. “We want to increase the competitiveness of Brazilian industry, ensure the domain of critical technologies, reduce the dependence of foreign services and create a sustainable market”, stated Leonetti.

Avibras’ CEO João Brasil Carvalho Leite made sure to reinforce that PRO ESPAÇO is a project of the industry. “We contemplate actions in partnership with the government, but this is a private proposal. There is an enormous potential in the aerospace sector. Such projects expand our capability to research and develop in a fantastic manner”, Leite declared.

For MCTI minister, Avibras’ proposition came in the right time. “We are living a unique moment in the Brazilian space program. Programs such as PRO ESPAÇO are in accordance with our proposal, which is the strengthening of an entire production chain. I always say that a project cannot move forward if it solely relies on the public sector. There is the need for private investments in partnerships”, assessed Pontes who also pointed out the similarity of the project with the one the government has been working in the Brazilian space program.

“This is what we are searching for. The combination of Space Centre, launching structure, and development of a productive chain of launching vehicles for satellites or payloads that can be developed”, affirmed.

At the meeting, the Secretary of Financial and Project Structures of MCTI, Marcelo Meirelles, reminded that although the proposition is aligned with government planning, it is necessary to have demands. “We have several instruments that can help this project, but it is extremely important that the company has an answer for the financing need of a product or service. And most importantly, to whom it is going to sell”, he questioned.

Also at the meeting, MCTI general coordinator of Strategic Technologies, Ricardo Mangrich, affirmed that the government has been negotiating with the National Congress and Ministry of Economy to improve legal security and update the legislation of the sector to stimulate investments of the private sector. “We are fully aligned in this sense so the aerospace sector does not rely so much on public budgets. Our intention is to work simultaneously in three actions. The modernization of regulatory matters, mapping of existing initiatives and strategies of what we truly desire for the future”, he concluded.

 

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We believe in the value of education and we are always ahead of initiatives that can benefit the community, especially the youth. In May, we donated computers in good condition to the Alberto Santos Dumont Course (CASD) in São José dos Campos, a non-profit organization run by students from the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA). The entity provides quality education for socially vulnerable youngsters in São José dos Campos through preparatory courses for college entrance exams and high school and technical schools exams.

The computers will support the students in this period of pandemic, since the classes are taught at a distance. We are very happy to support this initiative, which aims at transforming lives through education.

 

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In continuity with the actions to support the combat of COVID-19, Avibras donated last Wednesday, 14/04, 30 videolaryngoscopes kits to Hospital das Clinicas in São Paulo which will benefit the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) of nearly 20 hospitals of the network. The equipment, developed by Avibras in partnership with Protec (medical equipment supplier) and homologated by ANVISA (National Health Surveillance Agency), is essential to prevent the contamination of the doctors and their team during the intubation of patients.

The project includes the transformation of the laryngoscope into a videolaryngoscope by adapting the Protec equipment using a camera with LED lights and a screen to provide an enhanced view of the larynx and vocal chords through a live video.

The camera is connected to a tablet, which runs an application developed by Avibras, to show the recorded images and guide the doctor during the procedure reducing the workload and the chances of errors when intubating the patient. The doctor follows the procedure through the screen, keeping a safe distance from the patient, avoiding a possible contamination.

In addition to aid with medical applicability, the professionals from Hospital das Clinicas highlighted the sustainable aspect of the equipment usage as it can be sanitized and used again.

In conjunction with the videolaryngoscope, the kit is also composed by the acrylic protection box to support the intubation procedure and the tablet support.

For this project, Avibras and Protec received the support of the Bronchoscopy and Pneumology medical team of Hospital das Clinicas and Doctor Andre Chiga from Hospital Sao Francisco in Jacarei. Several hospitals in Jacarei, São José dos Campos and Lorena received the kits in the past months.

Partnership – Supporting Avibras’ initiatives, Transpaula has decided not to charge the company for the transport of the donations to São Paulo, reinforcing the ideals of team spirit and solidarity in this challenging moment.

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Focused on the development of new technologies and markets, Avibras is presenting its capacity for developing military systems at Locked Shields, the largest cyber defence simulation exercise in the world, to the countries that compose The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and other invited nations.

The annual event, organized by the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), started on April 13 and will continue until the April 16 in Tallinn, Estonia, considered the most digital country in the globe. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the event this year is conducted virtually and counts with the participation of 25 nations.  

The objective of the competition is to train the cyber defence teams which mission is to defend the infrastructures of Berylia - a fictional country in war with a neighboring nation (Crimsonia).

The participants are divided in five groups actuating in the following areas: fictional country infrastructure (Green Team), attack, (Red Team), defence (Blue Team), monitoring of activities (Yellow Team) and control of the exercise (White Team).

Avibras and Atech, representing Brazil’s defence industry, are part of the Green Team, which acts on the infrastructure of Berylia, collaborating in the coordination of the activities and supplying the scenario with an Air Defence System.

The invitation for this important event occurred during the International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon), organized by CCDCOE, at which Avibras accompanied a committee of the Brazilian Army (EB) Command of Cyber Defence.

A group of Avibras engineers is allocated at the Avibras Innovation and Technology Space (EATI) to focus on the competition.

Potential – Engineer Fernando Arantes believes this to be a great opportunity to show Avibras’ skills to develop systems in a prominent international context. “The success obtained up to this point is the result of a team focused on the concept of Security by Design and exclusively dedicated to this Project”, Fernando declared.

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We are attending the 13th edition of Milipol Qatar to show our technological capacity in the areas of Security and Defense. The fair takes place in Doha until March 17.  Avibras is part of the Brazilian Pavilion, initiative of ABIMDE (Brazilian Association of Defense and Security Materials Industries) and Apex-Brasil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency).

We are grateful for the support of the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and SEPROD (Defense Products Secretary) to our participation at the fair.

Avibras believes international fairs to be excellent platforms of international sales consolidation besides establishing institutional presence and solidifying insertion into the global market.

Avibras is taking part in the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), one of the largest Defence exhibitions in the world.  The company is at the ABIMDE Pavilion (Brazilian Association of Defense and Security Material Industries) with other companies of the sector.

IDEX began on Sunday, 21/02, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, in the United Arab Emirates, and will continue until Thursday, 25th.   The exhibition will feature the latest technological advances and innovations related to the defence industry and will contribute to develop relationships between large international companies. 

Avibras considers its participation in IDEX to be an excellent opportunity to promote the company’s business, specially its high added-value products and services offered by the company to the international market, generating excellent perspectives for the company.

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Avibras donated on 20/11, videolaryngoscope kits to the city of Lorena. This initiative is part of the supporting actions to the community in the combat against COVID-19. 

With this donation, the company was able to cover all of its actuation area in Vale do Paraiba. The cities of São José dos Campos and Jacareí have already received the equipment. 

The equipment, developed by Avibras in partnership with Protec (medical equipment supplier), is essential to prevent the contamination of the doctors and their team during the intubation of patients.

A new batch of kits is in production and will be donated to hospitals of other nearby cities.

 

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Avibras signed on monday, 23/11, in Brasilia, a Memorandum of Understanding with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) formalizing the intention to develop a family of long-range cruise missiles. This project will have n the participation of FAB especially regarding the sharing of expertise. The objective of the agreement is to collaborate in the development of a reliable, efficient and technological product to meet the operational needs of the Air Force.

Avibras’ President, João Brasil, was welcomed by the Air Force  Commander, Lieutenant-Brigadier Antonio Carlos Moretti Bermudez.

João Brasil highlighted the long-term partnership with the Air Force, “It is the confirmation of a combined work that has began in 2004. Now we will, indeed, work in a project that will make a great difference to our country which makes us incredibly proud”.

According to Lieutenant-Brigadier Bermudez, FAB initial contribution in the Project will concern to the conceptual development phase. “It is a remarkable moment for the Air Force since this document gathers all that has been discussed and now we are taking the firsts steps towards the beginning of it”, he affirmed. 

The project – The MICLA-BR, as stablished in the Air Force Strategic Plan (PEMAER) is a national project to develop a long-range cruise missile with jet engine based propulsion to be launched from aerial platforms.

The knowledge acquired during the development of the MICLA will enable the design of a family of similar missiles for the various conflict scenarios set by the Brazilian Armed Forces using cutting-edge technology.

The benefits of this initiative go beyond the improvement of the nation defense capability; it will also contribute to the development of the Defense Industrial Base, creating jobs, technological evolution and the possibility of exporting high added-value technological products.

Source: Brazilian Air Force (FAB)

 

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Avibras donated on wednesday, 18/10, a videolaryngoscope to the Ministry of Defense, which will be directed to the Armed Forces Hospital (HFA). The president of the company, João Brasil, was welcomed in Brasilia by the director of the Department of Trade and Investment Promotion of the Defense Product Secretary (SEPROD), Division General Duizit Brito.

The initiative of the company is part of its actions to support the combat of COVID-19 pandemic in the community. The equipment, developed by Avibras in partnership with Protec (medical equipment supplier) and homologated by the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) is essential to prevent the contamination of the doctors and their team during the intubation of patients.

In addition to the Ministry of Defense, Avibras has already donated videolaryngoscopes to the hospitals of São José dos Campos and Jacarei. The company is manufacturing another batch, which will be donated to hospitals in other cities.

sustainability

Constantly searching for business excellence, Avibras has been structuring its action focusing on the sustainable growth of the company in accordance with the best world practices. This movement implies a permanent commitment with sustainability, including changes and updates in processes, operations and actions, as well as innovation, which must be part of the employee’s daily routine.

Thus, for the fourth consecutive year, Avibras publishes its Sustainability Report – 2019 with the objective of informing its strategic audience on the company’s initiatives and results, reporting practices and sharing knowledge.

Click here to access the report!

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Avibras donated on tuesday, 20/10, nine videolaryngoscope kits to the city of São José dos Campos, which will distribute them among the city hospitals. This initiative is part of the supporting actions to the community in the combat against COVID-19. 

The equipment, developed by Avibras in partnership with Protec (medical equipment supplier), is essential to prevent the contamination of the doctors and their team during the intubation of patients.

Several areas of the company were involved since engineering and supply chain to industrial manufacture. It was developed in accordance with the Integrated Development of the Product (DIP) and with some simplifications and evolutions; the project includes the transformation of the laryngoscope into a videolaryngoscope by adapting the Protec equipment using a camera with LED lights and a screen to provide an enhanced view of the larynx and vocal chords through a live video.

The camera is connected to a tablet, which runs an application developed by Avibras, to show the recorded images and guide the doctor during the procedure reducing the workload and the chances of errors when intubating the patient. The doctor follows the procedure through the screen, keeping a safe distance from the patient, avoiding a possible contamination.

In conjunction with the videolaryngoscope, the kit is also composed by the acrylic protection box to support the intubation procedure and the tablet support.

Other cities will also receive Avibras donation. Besides Sao Jose, Lorena will receive its kits within the next few weeks. Jacarei received the donation on october 5.

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Continuing with the support actions against COVID-19, Avibras donated on Monday, 05/10, nine videolaryngoscope kits to the city of Jacareí, which will distribute them among the city hospitals.  The equipment, developed by Avibras in partnership with Protec (medical equipment supplier), is essential to prevent the contamination of the doctors and their team during the intubation of patients.  

The project includes the transformation of the laryngoscope into a videolaryngoscope by adapting the Protec equipment using a camera with LED lights and a screen to provide an enhanced view of the larynx and vocal chords through a live video.

The camera is connected to a tablet, which runs an application developed by Avibras, to show the recorded images and guide the doctor during the procedure reducing the workload and the chances of errors when intubating the patient.

The doctor follows the procedure through the screen, keeping a safe distance from the patient, avoiding a possible contamination.

In conjunction with the videolaryngoscope, the kit is also composed by the acrylic protection box to support the intubation procedure and the tablet support.

To accomplish this project, Avibras and Protec had the support from the Bronchoscopy and Pneumology Medical Team of the Hospital das Clínicas of Sao Paulo and Doctor Andre Chiga from Hospital Sao Francisco of Jacareí.  

The initiative was achievable thanks to the emergency standards published by ANVISA (National Health Surveillance Agency), which loosened the mandatory license for companies that do not usually supply medical equipment so that it was possible to contribute with the combat actions against COVID-19. As the technical responsible party before ANVISA, Protec offered technical consulting, ensuring the compliance of the project with the standards and register of the product.

Other cities, such as Sao Jose dos Campos and Lorena, will also receive the kits within the next few weeks. 

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face shield

Avibras donated on Thursday, 27/08, the last batch of face shield masks manufactured by Avibras to the city of São José dos Campos. The protective equipment will be destined to the health professionals of public hospitals of the city who are assisting the victims of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Throughout six months of the pandemic, besides São José dos Campos, Avibras donated several batches of masks to the cities of Jacareí, Lorena, Taubaté, Piquete, Jambeiro and Caçapava covering all of its actuation area in Vale do Paraíba and concluding this front of support.

The manufacture and donation of face shield masks integrated the work front actions created by the company aiming at reducing the impacts of the pandemic in the communities and giving support to the victims of COVID-19.

Following the example of other companies, Avibras understands its responsibility and connection towards the society and believes that solidarity initiatives bring hope and humanity to people and business.

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Lorena received on thursday, 30/07, the first batch of face shield masks manufactured by Avibras. The protective equipment will be used by the health professionals of public hospitals of the city who are assisting the victims of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Last wednesday, 29/07, Jacarei received its third batch of face masks. 

Along with Lorena and Jacarei, Avibras has already donated to Sao Jose dos Campos, Taubate, Jambeiro, Caçapava and Piquete.  

Thereby, the company managed to cover completely its area of actuation in Vale do Paraiba, assisting the communities in the fight against the virus.

 

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Piquete received on Wednesday, July 8, one more batch of face shield masks manufactured by Avibras.

The protective equipment are being widely used by the health professionals of public hospitals of the city who are assisting the victims of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The company continues with the donation of masks to the cities in the region. Jacareí, São José dos Campos, Taubaté, Jambeiro and Caçapava have already received a batch of the product.

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Avibras donated on Wednesday, June 24, an additional batch of face shield masks to the city of São José dos Campos.

The protective equipment will be used by the health professionals assisting the victims of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

In addition to São José, Avibras has already donated to the cities of Jacareí, Taubaté, Jambeiro, Piquete and Caçapava.

This is one of company’s actions of support to the community in the fight against the pandemic.

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The Municipal Governments of Jambeiro and Caçapava received, on June 2, face shield masks manufactured and donated by Avibras. The protective equipment will be used by the health professionals assisting the victims of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

With its technological expertise, the company has implemented initiatives in its acting areas to combat the proliferation of the virus in Vale do Paraiba Region, reinforcing the importance of the integration between business and politics leaderships.

Avibras has already donated to the cities of São José dos Campos, Jacareí, Taubaté and Piquete.

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We have adopted the best practices to fight COVID-19 in our facilities. Besides taking care of our personnel, we have put our technology and expertise in service of our community helping helthcare professionals the are at the front line of this battle in our region.

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This Tuesday, 26/05, Avibras donated face shield masks to the city authorities of Taubaté and Piquete. The protective equipment will be used by health professionals working on the front line against Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The company has already donated to the cities of São José dos Campos and Jacareí and will continue with internal actions working against the proliferation of the virus inside and outside of its facilities and also with efforts to support the community aiming at the well-being of people.

Other donations are expected for the coming weeks. For Avibras, initiatives of solidarity bring hope and humanity to people and business.

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