Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer will showcase its multi-mission transport and aerial refueling aircraft KC-390 during Paris Air show held from June 19-25, at the Le Bourget Airport.
The KC-390, a medium-size, twin-engine jet-powered military transport aircraft, is the largest aircraft ever developed by Embaer. It is currently in its final development and testing stages, once it enters the market it will compete with the Lockheed Martin C-130J-30, the latest variant of the Hercules.
KC-390 will take part at the airshow’s daily flight display.
The firm will also showcase the new E195-E2, the largest member of the second generation of Embraer’s family of commercial jets and the state-of-the-art mid-light business jet Legacy 450, a remarkable union of technology and design aircraft that flies faster and farther than any other jets in its class.
France, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic, and Portugal are KC-390 aircraft’s customers.
Embraer will deliver two KC-390 medium-lift transport aircraft to the Brazilian Air Force in 2018. As two prototypes advance through the flight testing campaign, the first production aircraft is already being assembled at the Embraer facility in Gavião Peixoto, Sao Paolo state, the air force said in a press release Monday
The Brazilian air force has started testing aerial refueling capabilities of Embraers KC-390 airlifter. "Since the F-5M and KC-390 have different envelopes, it is necessary to find a third envelope, at the intersection of the between the two aircraft, to carry out refueling," Lt
Embraers KC-390 Basic Vehicle has recently been certified by the IFI (Industrial Fostering and Coordination Institute), the Brazilian Air Force organization responsible for military certification. The Provisional Type Certificate attests that the KC-390 in this basic configuration complies with the certification basis requirements
Embraer demonstrated the new KC-390 military transport and aerial refueling jet to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) for the attainment of the Initial Operational Capability (IOC). The achievement of the IOC ensures the necessary conditions have been met for the aircraft to start operations, in accordance with the scope agreed upon with the FAB
Brazilian firm Embraer has issued a statement Friday supporting the establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO) panel in Geneva that will examine Brazils case against Canadian subsidies worth US$3 billion for planemaker Bombardier Inc. Brazil has threatened for months to open the WTO dispute, arguing that support for Bombardiers new CSeries was undercutting the market for commercial jets made by Brazilian rival Embraer SA
The Portuguese Council of Ministers on July 27 authorized the defense ministry to open negotiations to buy five Embaer KC-390 twinjet tanker-transports with an option for a sixth aircraft. Along with five aircraft purchase, The Cabinet resolution, now published in the Portuguese government gazette, Diário da República, also mentions logistics support and a Category-D full-flight simulator to be installed and operated in Portugal,
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