Indústria Aeronáutica Neiva

Indústria Aeronáutica Neiva is a subsidiary of Embraer which produces airplanes and aircraft components.[1] Its main product is the Embraer EMB 202 Ipanema, the most employed agricultural aircraft in Brazil and the first alcohol-powered airplane. Neiva delivered more than 3,700 aircraft until early 2006.

Indústria Aeronáutica Neiva
IndustryAerospace / Defense
HeadquartersBotucatu, São Paulo, Brazil
Key people
Maurício Botelho, President & CEO
ProductsAirplanes and components
Number of employees
1,300 (2006)

The company was founded in Rio de Janeiro, in 1954, by José Carlos de Barros Neiva [pt]. It started as a glider manufacturer. It moved to Botucatu in 1956. The company produced many gliders and general aviation aircraft until March 11, 1980, when it was acquired by Embraer. After the acquisition, Neiva also started to produce the Ipanema and various components for Embraer aircraft, including the Embraer ERJ 145 family, the Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano and the Embraer E-Jets. Neiva also produced the Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia from 1999 to 2002.


Summary of aircraft built by Neiva
Model name First flight Number built Type
Neiva B Monitor 1945 21 Single seat sailplane glider
Neiva BN-1 1955 4 Single seat sailplane glider
Neiva Paulistinha 56 1956 256 Two seat high-wing utility aircraft
Neiva Regente 1961 120 Two seat high-wing utility aircraft
Neiva P-56 Agricola 1965 60 Agricultural aircraft
Neiva Campeiro 1962 20 Two seat high-wing utility aircraft
Neiva Universal 1966 189 Twin-engine trainer aircraft
Neiva Sertanejo Twin-engine light aircraft
Neiva Seneca 1975 680 Twin-engine light aircraft
Neiva Corisco Twin-engine light aircraft
Neiva Minuano Single-engine light aircraft
Neiva Ipanema 1981 926 Agricultural aircraft
Neiva Carajá 1983 18 Twin-engine light aircraft
Neiva Brasilia 1999 29 Twin-turboprop light aircraft


  1. ^ Wragg, David W. (1973). A Dictionary of Aviation (first ed.). Osprey. p. 200. ISBN 9780850451634.

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