Embraer C-390 Millennium gravel runway tests

Embraer C-390 Millennium completed the test to operate on semi-prepared gravel pavements runaway.

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Embraer C 390 Millennium gravel runway tests 01 The test happened on a 2100 meters unpaved runway (Picture source: Embraer)

With the support of the Brazilian Air Force the test happened on a 2100 meters unpaved runway created by Embraer, at the Gavião Peixoto unit, Brazil, in which, 1200 meters were dedicated to gravel pavement with the objective of evaluating takeoffs and landings in this type of terrain.

About the C-390 Millennium 

The C-390 is a tactical transport jet aircraft designed to set new standards in its category. Some of the strong aspects of the aircraft are increased mobility, rugged design, higher flexibility, state-of-the-art proven technology and easier maintenance. Flying faster and delivering more cargo, both the C-390 Millennium and the KC-390 variant are the right sized platform for major deployment scenarios. Minimized interventions and on condition maintenance combined with highly reliable systems and components support the reduced downtime and costs, contributing to outstanding availability levels and low life cycle costs.

The C-390 Millennium is fully operational and, since receiving its first aircraft in 2019, the Brazilian Air Force has deployed the airlift on several critical missions in Brazil and abroad with greater availability.