Embraer has delivered the first multi-mission KC-390 military transport aircraft to the Brazilian Air Force.
KC-390 multi-mission aircraft will replace Brazil’s ageing fleet of C-130 Hercules planes.
“The incorporation of the KC-390 into the Brazilian Air Force is a milestone in military aviation. Its modernity will bring an implementation and improvement in the doctrine of use of this multi-mission vector, greatly contributing to the fulfillment of the mission to control, defend and integrate the 22 million square kilometers under our responsibility,” said the Brazilian Air Force Commander, Lieutenant-Brigadier Antonio Carlos Moretti Bermudez.
The KC-390 was developed as a joint project between the Brazilian Air Force and Embraer, and represents a significant advance in terms of technology and innovation for the Brazilian aeronautics industry and an operational improvement for FAB’s transport aviation. In 2014, FAB signed a firm order for 28 units of the KC-390 aircraft and initial logistical support.
Embraer will also provide services and support for the FAB’s KC-390 fleet for a period of five years.