Embraer and Correios sign MoU to develop air cargo

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Embraer and Brazil’s state-controlled postal company, Correios, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the companies conduct joint studies to optimise and expand the Brazilian and international air networks for large cargo and goods.

The partnership will seek to increase Correios’ efficiency in air transport and reduce operation costs compared to other modes. It will also evaluate challenges and opportunities for new business models involved in Embraer platforms, such as the E-190F, E-195F, and C-390 Millennium.

“With this partnership, we will be able to bring more efficiency to our logistics network and thus benefit the Brazilian population, which is our greatest mission as a public company and representative of the federal government,” said Fabiano Silva dos Santos, president of Correios. 

“We are the largest air cargo operators in the country; no other logistics company has even half the airlines and cargo handled by Correios.”

He added that the remodelling of the company’s air network is part of its modernisation project, Correios do Futuro (Correios of the Future).

“We are very pleased to collaborate with Correios in studying a more efficient logistics network for the transport of goods, both in Brazil and internationally. Embraer has a consolidated aircraft portfolio, and the solutions to be studied together will allow Correios to expand its service offering to its customers with high reliability and efficiency,” commented Bosco da Costa Junior, president and chief executive of Embraer Defense & Security.

Embraer’s first passenger to freighter E190F aircraft has recently successfully completed its first test flight in São José dos Campos, Brazil. 

The company said it “is on schedule to complete its first conversion from E-Jet to a cargo version of the aircraft”, after launching its programme to convert E190 and E195 passenger aircraft to freighters in March 2022.

Embraer said it currently has two contracts for converting up to 20 E-Jets into freighters.

Embraer’s first E190F completes test flight

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]