BIRTH OF EMBRAER
August 19: The President of Brazil, Arthur da Costa e Silva, signs decree No. 770, creating Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica SA, Embraer. Intended for serial production of the aircraft Bandeirante, the first board is chaired Colonel Ozires Silva. The original plan envisages the construction of a hangar capable of producing two aircraft Bandeirante per month, with 500 employees. The first order was still held in 1969: the Aeronautics Ministry signs a contract for the purchase of 80 aircraft Bandeirante.