As part of the process of restoring its historical memories during the year of its 40th anniversary, Embraer is launching the Embraer Historical
Center portal (EmbraerHistoricalCenter.com), in order to make the Company’s entire historical collection available for electronic consultation.
Embraer’s Historical Center project was created in 2006 for the main purpose of restoring, preserving, and telling the history of the Company and of the Brazilian and worldwide aeronautics industry. In August 2007, the construction of two areas was concluded: one with exhibits for customers, public officials and employees to visit; and another for treating, managing and safeguarding the collection, both of which are located at the Company’s headquarters, in São José dos Campos, Brazil. All of the historic content accumulated, since then, is now available online, via the new portal, which can be consulted by enthusiasts, aficionados, researchers, journalists, and the general public.
“A company that does not preserve its own history does not value its past,” said Pedro Ferraz, Director of the Embraer Education and Research Institute. “Through a variety of initiatives, such as launching the Embraer Historical Center portal and the restoration of older aircraft, Embraer is making available to society the history of the Brazilian aeronautics industry and, particularly, of the 40 years that have passed since the Company was founded.”
The exhibit area of the Embraer Historical Center occupies around 3,200 square feet (300 square meters) of hangar F-300, and has over 800 items in its collection, including videos, awards, and important documents, such as the gavel used during the privatization auction of Embraer, in December 1994. Part of the material displayed was kindly offered by employees, former employees, and family members who consciously contributed to preserving the Company’s memory.
Via the new portal, the public will be able to navigate through the history of Embraer, remembering outstanding happenings, and even making a virtual visit to the Historical Center.
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, the United States, France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On June 30, 2009, Embraer (embraer.com) had a workforce of 17,237 employees – not counting the employees of its subsidiaries OGMA and HEAI – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 19.8 billion.
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