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Embraer Signs Agreement with Portugal’s EDP to Develop 100% Electric Airplane

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian company Embraer, the world's third-largest aircraft manufacturer, announced on Friday, November 20th, an agreement with the local subsidiary of Portuguese energy company EDP for the research and development of an electric aircraft.

Embraer released a statement saying that the first test flight of the electric aircraft prototype is scheduled for 2021.

"Through EDP's Smart division, the multinational of Portuguese origin announced a financial contribution for the acquisition of an energy storage and recharging technology solution for the aircraft, with 100 percent electric propulsion, which will use the EMB-2013 Ipanema as a . . .

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