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Embraer's KC-390 airlifter receives Provisional Type Certificate

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Embraer's KC-390 airlifter receives Provisional Type Certificate
 
Embraer has recently received the Provisional Type Certificate for the KC-390 Basic Vehicle, issued by the Instituto de Fomento e Coordenação Industrial – IFI (Industrial Fostering and Coordination Institute), the Brazilian Air Force organization responsible for military certification, attesting that the KC-390 in this basic configuration complies with the certification basis requirements, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer announced today, Nov. 18.
     
Embraer KC 390 airlifter receives Provisional Type Certificate 640 001Embraer's KC-390 medium lift military transport aircraft
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Achieving this milestone demonstrates the design maturity that is allowing the tests campaign to progress as planned and with high efficiency”, said Jackson Schneider, President and CEO Embraer Defense & Security.

The joint work of the Embraer and IFI teams has proven useful in bringing better integration, as well as improving and validating program processes and procedures aiming at the initial operational capability declaration (IOC), in the second half of 2017, and the certification of the final operational capability (FOC), in the second half of 2018.

The flight test campaign of the KC-390 is progressing extremely well, matching the aircraft performance and capability goals predicted through the use of the latest engineering tools. Since the start of the flight test campaign, on 26 October 2015, both KC-390 prototypes have presented a very high availability, logging an unprecedented flight rate in the program, with more than 650 flight hours accumulated by early November.

The Embraer KC-390 is a medium-size, twin-engine jet-powered military transport aircraft. It can carry up to 80 passengers, or 64 airborne troops, or up to three light tactical vehicles. It is powered by IAE V2500-E5 turbofan and has a maximum range of 2,730 nm with a 14 ton payload.