PM Chinh seeks Embraer support for Vietnam aviation industry

By Hoang Thuy   September 24, 2023 | 10:09 pm PT
PM Chinh seeks Embraer support for Vietnam aviation industry
Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) waves at a manufacturing facility of Embraer in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Sep. 23, 2023. Photo by Nhat Bac
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has sought support for Vietnamese aviation industry from Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer.

In recent years Vietnam’s aviation industry has been growing rapidly thanks to rising demand for tourism and trade, he said during a visit to the company’s headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Saturday.

Lauding Embraer's aircraft for their safety and environment friendliness, he said the latest models could be added to Vietnamese carriers’ fleets.

Vietnam and Brazil have the potential to strengthen their partnership, and Embraer could find opportunities through that to develop an ecosystem in Vietnam, he said.

He called on the company to study the possibility of providing maintenance services and personnel training in Vietnam.

"We would like support in aviation technology, automation, flight operation risk prediction and prevention, and training."

President and CEO of Embraer, Francisco Gomes Neto, said he values the Vietnamese market since it is suitable for the short-range aircraft his company manufactures.

"We seek the Vietnamese government’s support to find opportunities and expand our market to Vietnam."

He assured Chinh that his company is willing to provide the services he sought.

Embraer is the world’s third largest aircraft manufacturer after Boeing and Airbus, and specializes in jets with up to 130 seats.

Chinh is on an official visit to Brazil from Sep. 23 to 26, and is set meet President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on Monday.

He is the first Party or government leader to visit that country since 2007.

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