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KC-390 Flight test journal


FIRST OF A SERIES


February 2017

Production of the first KC-390 series aircraft has already begun. Embraer ́s facility in Gavião Peixoto, Brazil, recently received part of the rear fuselage that is produced by Aero Vodochody in the Czech Republic and the first segments of the central fuselage produced by OGMA in Portugal. OGMA also provides the sponsons including the main landing gear doors as well as the composite elevator. In addition, the vertical and horizontal stabilizers and wing skins of the KC-390 are manufactured by Embraer in Évora (Portugal). The facility in Gavião Peixoto is responsible for assembling the wings of the KC-390 and for final assembly of the aircraft. The first KC-390 will be delivered to the Brazilian Air Force in the first half of 2018.

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KC-390 PROVES HIGH LEVEL OF MATURITY...


August 2016

The first prototype of the KC-390, next generation multimission aircraft by Embraer, returned to Brazil after successfully completing its first international mission, lasting 23 days and flying more than 48 hours. Currently, two KC-390 prototypes accumulated more than 400 flight hours. Besides participating in the Farnborough Airshow in England, where the aircraft made its international debut, the first prototype also conducted demonstration flights with program partners and potential customers.

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KC-390 ́S FLIGHT TEST CAMPAIGN PROGRESSES


Monday, 11 June 08:00

The flight test campaign of the KC-390 is progressing extremely well, matching the aircraft performance and capabilities goals predicted through the use of the latest engineering tools. Since the start of the flight test campaign, on 26 October 2015, the KC-390 prototype has presented a very high availability, logging an unprecedented flight rate in the program, with more than 150 flight hours accumulated.

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