Brazilian aeronautical manufacturer Embraer announced today that its agricultural aviation division has reached a new sales record. During the first eleven months of this year, the company sold a total of 63 Ipanema 203 aircraft, thus exceeding the figure for the same period in 2021.
As reported by Embraer in a press release, agricultural production during the last harvest in Brazil, which produced 271.2 million tons of grains (almost 14.5 million more than in the previous cycle), was key to the increase in orders.
The greatest demand for the Ipanema 203 comes mainly from the Central-West region of the country, where most of the economic activities of this type are concentrated. However, the volume of sales to operators in other regions has also grown recently.
Sany Onofre, Embraer's Agricultural Aviation Manager, highlighted that the sales of the Ipanema 203 also accompany a greater commitment from the entire segment, with better interactions between those who work in maintenance workshops, training schools, service providers and customers. .
"Collaborating so that everyone has their maintenance up to date, increasing the number of approved workshops and preparing new pilots are some of the essential actions for the development of the sector as a whole," said Onofre. With more than 1,500 delivered aircraft, the model is a leader in the Brazilian agricultural sector.
In this sense, Embraer highlighted the new alliances with the companies Sabri and Agroefetiva, which from 2023 will offer free consultancies to buyers of Ipanema models to optimize aircraft configuration and achieve maximum performance, according to the needs of each client.
The Ipanema 203
The Ipanema 203, the most recent agricultural aircraft developed by Embraer, incorporates substantial improvements in its design. It counts, for example, as stronger stainless steel materials and new wing parts with different geometry. These characteristics slow down the eventual wear caused by the operating conditions in the fields and reduce the cost of long-term maintenance.
In addition, the advanced aerial sprayer features a new engine hood design, with new air outlet grilles that ensure greater cooling.
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El fabricante aeronáutico brasileño Embraer anunció hoy que su división de aviación agrícola alcanzó un nuevo récord de ventas. Durante los primeros onc