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Bringing pride to Brazil - Embraer rolls out KC-390

Today Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport from the production hangar at the industrial plant of Gavião Peixoto, Brazil.

Today Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport from the production hangar at the industrial plant of Gavião Peixoto, Brazil. The event was attended by the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, the Commander of the Brazilian Air Force, Lieutenant-Brigadier General Juniti Saito, and delegations and representatives from more than 30 countries. This milestone rollout will allow the Company to perform important ground tests prior to the aircraft's first flight, planned to take place by the end of this year.

 

Rollout of Embraer KC-390

  

This milestone represents good news for all of us at Cobham, as we'll be providing critical aerial refuelling and communication equipment for the 28 new planes.

 

Pictured: Steve Dawe (left) with Frank Norio Shinhe, Embraer.We've now shipped the first production radome for use on the new KC-390 aircraft; the 10-year programme will see us deliver wing air refuelling pods, refuelling probes, auxiliary tanks, audio systems and nose radomes for aircraft that are seen in Brazil as bringing pride to the nation by enabling, 'A great leap in the operating capacity of air transportation'. The KC-390 aircraft is a joint project of the Brazilian Air Force and Embraer to develop and produce an advanced tactical military transport aircraft with lower operating costs and the flexibility to perform a variety of missions including cargo and troop transfer, cargo deployment, aerial refuelling, search and rescue and combating forest fires.

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