Indústria Aeronáutica Neiva

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Indústria Aeronáutica Neiva
Industry Aerospace / Defense
Founded 1954
Headquarters Botucatu, São Paulo, Brazil
Key people
Maurício Botelho, President & CEO
Products Airplanes and components
Number of employees
1,300 (2006)
Parent Embraer

Indústria Aeronáutica Neiva is a subsidiary of Embraer which produces airplanes and aircraft components. Its main product is the Embraer EMB 202 Ipanema, the most employed agricultural aircraft in Brazil and the first alcohol-powered airplane. Neiva delivered more than 3,700 aircraft until early 2006.

The company was founded in Rio de Janeiro, in 1954, by José de Carlos de Barros Neiva. It started as a glider manufacturer. It moved to Botucatu in 1956. The company produced many gliders and general aviation aircraft until March 11, 1980, when it was acquired by Embraer. After the acquisition, Neiva also started to produce the Ipanema and various components for Embraer aircraft, including the Embraer ERJ 145 family, the Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano and the Embraer E-Jets. Neiva also produced the Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia from 1999 to 2002.


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