The Institute of Advanced Studies (IEAv), under the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology (DCTA) in São José dos Campos (SP), was invited by the Department of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Minas Gerais State to join the Condominium Aerospace Thematic of Minas Gerais.
The initiative, supported by the Federal Government, aims to bring together in discussion forums in the government, Science and Technology institutions and industry around the strengthening of Minas Gerais Aerospace Hub, which is in structuring in recent years aiming to expand the offerings of teaching, research, innovation and trade in aerospace products.
The hub will have development centers located in the cities of Itajubá, for helicopter technology; Lagoa Santa, for education and training of human resources; Tupaciguara, for aerospace and prototyping experiments; Uberaba, for manufacturing gas turbine and Diamantina, for aircraft maintenance and biofuels production.
Partners – Beyond IEAv were also invited entities as the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), the Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Helibrás, Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica (Embraer), National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Foundation Research Support of Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG), the French Institute Onera among others.
During his visit to IEAv to formalize the invitation, the Secretary Narcio Rodrigues said the guidelines contained in the National Strategy of Defense (END), stressing the need for policies to expand the number of aerospace technology complexes in the country, that are today, practically concentrated in the region of Paraíba Valley, in São Paulo.
The IEAv was created in June 1982 and has as its mission to conduct basic and applied research and develop advanced technologies and experimental studies assigned to it as a result of plans and programs established by DCTA.