Embraer and Brazilian Air Force collaborate on logistics and donations to Rio Grande do Sul

Published : Friday, May 17, 2024, 12:47 pm
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A C-390 Millennium aircraft from the Embraer flight test area landed today at the Canoas Air Base with an additional 18 tons of donations for families impacted by the floods in Rio Grande do Sul, in the South of Brazil.

Since last week, Embraer and the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology (DCTA) from the Brazilian Air Force based in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, have been working together to expand national support to the cities in a state of public calamity in the South of Brazil.

The integration of multiple modes of transport has enabled Rio Grande do Sul to receive non-perishable food, drinking water, cleaning products, and personal hygiene items, among others, collected by both institutions. It is expected that around 100 tons of donations will be shipped as a result of the collaborative efforts between Embraer, its employees, DCTA, and Embraer High Schools.

Through the Embraer Institute, the company also formed a partnership with the NGO Visão Mundial Brasil to coordinate, together with Civil Defense and other suppliers, the distribution of donations. People interested in helping victims can make financial contributions via the website

The joint humanitarian action is part of the Embraer Institute's “Climate Emergency” program, which supported families impacted by the rains in Recife in 2022 and on the North Coast of São Paulo last year.

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