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
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.
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.