KUALA LUMPUR: Embraer S.A is considering establishing its presence in Malaysia via industrial collaboration to tap on the local aerospace capabilities.

Head of commercial aviation for Asia Pacific Raul Villaron said the Brazilian aerospace conglomerate had recognised Malaysia as an important aerospace hub in Asia Pacific region with industrial capability in the aerospace sector.

“We certainly see the possibility for industrial collaboration. Some suppliers in Malaysia already provide parts for our second generation E-Jet family, the E-Jet E2,” he told the New Straits Times in a virtual interview last Friday.

The Embraer E-Jet family is a series of small narrow-body twin-engine jet airliners with a capacity of carrying between 70 and 146 passengers commercially. Read more