Thursday, December 1, 2022

Embraer KC-390 Makes Its International Debut At Farnborough Airshow

Still in the thick of flight tests, Embraer’sKC-390 multi-mission transport aircraft is flying internationally for the first time on a summer tour of Europe and the Middle East, and making its maiden stop at the Farnborough Airshow.

The KC-390, capable of hauling cargo, refueling aircraft, search and rescue operations and medical evacuation, arrived at the show July 7 where it will be on static display. After leaving Sao Paolo, the aircraft made two stops en route to Portugal, where it spent two days. After its Farnborough debut, the aircraft will move on throughout Europe and the Middle East, where Embraer hopes to generate momentum for international sales. Already Embraer has a firm order of 28 aircraft from the Brazilian air force and commitments from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the Czech Republic and Portugal to buy an additional 32 and hopes to translate information from the visits into additional sales.

“We have a lot of countries which are talking to us, getting information, technical information, performance information,” says Jackson Schneider, the President and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security.



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