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Brazil’s Air Force to get first KC-390 multi-mission transport aircraft in 2018

The Brazilian Air Force will receive the first two KC-390 multi-mission transport aircraft in 2018. That was reported by

Brazil’s Air Force has already ordered 28 of the aircraft for 7.2 billion reais ($2.3 billion), with two deliveries in 2018 and three in 2019.

Also according to Embraer CEO Jackson Schneider, Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA sees $1.5 billion in annual exports as “a good target” for its KC-390 military cargo jet entering service next year.


The KC-390 is a joint project of the Brazilian Air Force with Embraer to develop and produce a tactical military transport and aerial refueling airplane that is a significant advance in terms of technology and innovation for the Brazilian aeronautics industry. The aircraft is designed to establish new standards in its category, with a lower operating cost and the flexibility to perform a variety of missions: cargo and troop transport, troop and cargo air delivery, aerial refueling, search and rescue, and combating forest fires, among others.

Besides the order by the Brazilian Air Force, there are currently intentions to purchase for additional 32 aircraft from other countries.

Photo by Luiz Medeiros
Photo by Luiz Medeiros
Photo by Luiz Medeiros
Photo by Luiz Medeiros
Photo by Luiz Medeiros
Photo by Luiz Medeiros
Photo by Luiz Medeiros


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