Embraer gives wings to its first KC-390 military transport aircraft

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 Embraer gives wings to its first KC-390 military transport aircraft
 
The Brazilian aerospace company Embraer Defense & Security has released the last picture of the first prototype of its KC-390 military airlifter and aerial refueling. The KC-390 program is at a turning point, the first flight of the aircraft is expected within a month. The aircraft is designed to replace the aged C-130 Hercules.
     
The Brazilian aerospace company Embraer Defense & Security has released the last picture of the first prototype of its KC-390 military airlifter and aerial refueling . The KC-390 program is at a turning point, the first flight of the aircraft is expected within a month. The aircraft is designed to replace the older C-130 Hercules development.
KC-390 final assembly takes place at Embraer's facility in Gavião Peixoto, São Paulo
     

Many suppliers and manufacturers are involved in creating the KC-390, though integration and final assembly takes place at Embraer's facilities in Gavião Peixoto, São Paulo. The Brazilian Air Force (FAB), which is the owner of the intellectual project and its launch customer, has ordered 28 units of this innovative military transport aircraft.

The Embraer KC-390 is a medium-size, twin-engine jet-powered military transport aircraft currently under development. It is able to perform aerial refueling, transport cargo and troops, and to receive fuel in-flight. It will be the heaviest aircraft that the company has made, and will be able to transport up to 23 tons of cargo, including wheeled armored vehicles.

 

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