Feb 4, 2015

Embraer KC-390 military transport makes first flight

Embraer successfully performed the first flight of the new military transport and aerial refueling jet, the KC-390 with a flight of 1 hour and 25 minutes, conducting an evaluation of flying qualities and performance.
The KC-390 will be the backbone of transport aviation for the Brazilian Air Force, with a fleet of 28 aircraft.
The KC-390 is a joint project of the Brazilian Air Force and Embraer to develop and produce a tactical military transport and air-to-air refueling plane.
Besides the order from the Brazilian Air Force, there are current purchase intentions from other countries, for a total of 32 additional aircraft.

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