Brazil's Embraer signs R&D partnership with Widerøe and Rolls-Royce on sustainable aircraft

The logo of Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA is seen at the company's headquarters in Sao Jose dos Campos
The logo of Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA is seen at the company's headquarters in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

Feb 16 (Reuters) - Brazil planemaker Embraer (EMBR3.SA) said on Wednesday it signed a research partnership with Norwegian company Widerøe and Rolls-Royce (RR.L) aiming to create a conceptual zero-emission regional aircraft.

The study will last 12 months and will provide research and pre-competitive development of regional sustainable aircraft, the company said in a securities filing.

Reporting by Carolina Pulice Editing by Chris Reese

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