The challenges facing Embraer

Embraer plane

In recent decades, planemaker Embraer has been synonymous with the best engineering Brazil could produce. Set up by the military on August 19, 1969, Embraer has been supported by every administration ever since—becoming a source of national pride as well as one of the largest commercial plane makers in the world, with clients in over 100 countries. Now, a merger with American giant Boeing has cast doubts about the company’s future and the way it will deal with its Brazilian roots.

Since 2017, Embraer’s future has been hanging on the Boeing merger, principally after European planemaker Airbus took over...

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