The Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer has signed a cooperative agreement with DNW German-Dutch Wind Tunnels. In the presence of Lilianne Ploumen, the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, the two companies signed an agreement as part of the aviation programme of the Dutch trade mission visiting Brazil this week.
Embraer, the world’s third largest aircraft maker, has been working with DNW for over 10 years. Scale models of Embraer’s commercial and military aircraft have long been tested in DNW’s wind tunnels. The results of the wind tunnel tests are used to improve aircraft designs. The two companies signed an initial agreement in 2009, in the presence of then prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende. The new agreement means that they will exchange more information and personnel. This will provide Embraer with more expertise in measuring technology and DNW with more information on the development of new types of aircraft. As a result, measuring technology will improve, and Embraer and DNW will probably cooperate more closely.