April 9, 2012 Boeing in Partnership with Embraer
I’ve talked about Boeing in the past. You may not have heard about Embraer. Embraer is Brazilian aerospace company that make regional jets. Depending which airline you fly there are EMB-120 prop jets, the small ERJ-135/145 and the ERJ-170/5 190/5 regional jets.
On March 22nd the two companies agreed to partner on bio-fuel development. (link)
This is interesting for two reasons. One, neither company makes the engines that would burn the bio-fuel. Major engine producers are Rolls-Royce, GE, and Pratt and Whitney. The partnership was expanded on in article from TheStreet.com, (Link)
Now comes the second reason, the partnership could lead to the joint development of aircraft. I am not so sure that is going to happen. It would be nice though. The article appears to be straight speculation on the part of thestreet.com