Embraer has confirmed that its multi-mission
airlift KC-390, which will soon be delivered to the Brazilian Air
Force, will be in the static area of the Paris Airshow from 17 to
23 June 2019.
The KC-390 will also perform flight demonstrations
on the first two days of the show.
In agreement with the Brazilian Air Force
airplane will return to Brazil right after the airshow so that it
can begin the acceptance and delivery process.
“The assembly of the first aircraft to be
delivered to the FAB marks a major change in Embraer's dynamics in
this market,” said Jackson Schneider, President and CEO of Embraer
Defense & Security. “The KC-390 is a multi-mission aircraft that
has attracted great interest internationally and the Paris Airshow is the perfect occasion to showcase the aircraft in the
configuration that will be operated by the FAB, proving its
superior flexibility, performance and productivity.”
The KC-390 program has
already reached important milestones, such as Brazil's Civil
Aviation Agency's (ANAC) Type Certificate and the production of
the first series aircraft that performed its first flight in
October 2018. To date, the flight test campaign has surpassed
2,200 flight hours.
expectation for its entry into service is huge, considering the
aircraft is a milestone in military aviation, where its
innovativeness will bring improvements in the execution of
multiple missions, contributing greatly to the fulfillment of
FAB’s mission to control, defend and integrate our nation,” said Lieutenant-Brigadier Antonio Carlos Moretti Bermudez,
Brazilian Air Force Commander.
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