Did you know that

  • The Brazilian Raymundo Vasconcellos Aboim is considered the first South American aeronautical engineer. He graduated from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, in 1924.
  • The French designer Max Holste - one of the creators of the EMB 100 - as tradition had set a bouquet of flowers on the antenna of the aircraft projected for good luck during the first flight.
  • Before becoming an aeronautical businessman with CNNA, Henrique Lage owned Cia National Coastal Shipping, responsible for the main fleet of merchant navy of Brazil.
  • The EMB 312 Tucano is considered advanced for the time it was designed, with several innovative features that have become the world standard for basic trainer aircraft.
  • The alcohol-powered Ipanema aircraft won the 2005 Scientific American 50 award being considered by the respected magazine as one of the 50 best inventions of the year worldwide.