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Brazilian KC-390 Achieves Initial Operational Capability

The Brazilian Air Force Embraer KC-390 achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) today. As part of the IOC, Embraer obtained a KC-390 Provisional Type Certificate from the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), According to the schedule, in 2018, the final Type Certificate will be issued. Delivery of the first series aircraft to the FAB is also scheduled to take place in 2018.

Embraer rolls out KC-390 military airlift

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 first flight, planned to take place by the end of 2014.

Boeing-Embraer Tighten KC-390 Cooperation

The growing cooperation between Boeing and Embraer on the Brazilian KC-390 programme. According to this agreement Boeing will lead sales, marketing, training and sustainment...

Brazilian Air Force, Embraer Conclude the KC-390 Military Transport Aircraft PDR

The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) and Embraer Defense and Security concluded the preliminary design review (PDR) of the military transport jet aircraft KC-390 development project.

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Embraer Establishes a New Unit Dedicated to Defense & Security Markets

Brazil's Aerospace company Embraer announced the creation of Embraer Defense and Security, a subsidiary focusing  on defense and security markets worldwide. “Brazil has a growing...

Update: Brazilian KC-390 Program Gathers Steam

In the recent month Embraer has strengthened its KC-390 tanker transport program, transforming from a domestic program into an international venture. Following the announced Brazilian...

Russia, India set JV for the Multirole Transport Aircraft

India and Russia are setting up a Joint Venture Company (JVC) to design and develop the IL-214 Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA). The partners in...

Brazil Launches KC-390 Medium Transport Aircraft Program

// Embraer has signed a US$1.3 billion contract with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) for the KC-390 military transport aircraft program. In...