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Embraer Delivered first KC-390 to the Brazilian Air Force

Embraer Delivered first KC-390 to the Brazilian Air Force September 5, 2019

Embraer delivered the first multi-mission airlift KC-390 to the Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira /FAB) at a ceremony held at Anápolis Air Base.  The KC-390 was developed as a joint project between the Brazilian Air Force and Embraer. In 2014, FAB signed a firm order for 28 units of the KC-390 aircraft and initial logistical support. The aircraft are produced at the Gavião Peixoto factory, in São Paulo state.

In order to maximize the operational availability of the KC-390 fleet in the fulfilment of the respective missions, FAB and Embraer Services & Support signed a comprehensive five-year service and support contract.

The KC-390, which was recently ordered by the Portuguese Government, can carry out various missions including humanitarian support, medical evacuation, search and rescue, forest fire fighting and superior cargo and troop transport and launch capabilities, as well as aerial refuelling.

Equipped with two International Aero Engines V2500 turbofan engines, the KC-390 is capable of carrying up to 26 metric tons of cargo at a maximum speed of 470 knots (870 km/h). The aircraft can carry troops, pallets, armoured wheeled vehicles and helicopters. The KC-390 can refuel other aircraft in flight, with the installation of removable internal fuel tanks. The aircraft can also be refuelled in flight, thus providing greater flexibility for longer missions.  

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