Last Steps Towards Certification

Last Steps Towards Certification 23 November, 2017

Embraer's KC-390 multi-mission military transport and tanker jet will undergo a series of flight trials in the US as part of its flight test campaign for certification. The company's press release stated that the aircraft left Brazil last Saturday and today arrived at Embraer’s facility in Jacksonville, Florida. 

For the next two to three weeks, the aircraft will be performing tests in the avionics systems, measurement of external noise and operations with cross wind. The KC-390 is capable of carrying out various missions, such as transporting cargo, troops or dropping paratroopers, and aerial refuelling, search and rescue, medical evacuation and aerial firefighting, in addition to supporting humanitarian missions. The aircraft can transport up to 26 metric tons of cargo at a maximum speed of 470 knots (870 km/h), as well as operate in hostile environments, including from unprepared or damaged runways. 

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