EMBRAER - KC - 390


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Nov 30, 2017

The Brazilian air force plans to cut its order of 28 examples of the Embraer KC-390 Millennium transport due to the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Brasilia’s budget.

The service has not said by how much its order will be reduced, but stated on 27 May that it aims to have Embraer hold production at two aircraft per year. Embraer produced two KC-390s per year in 2019 and 2020, but with the addition of two new customers, Hungary and Portugal, following the Brazilian air force’s initial order, it was expected to ramp up production in the 2020s.


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Jan 5, 2018

Brazil’s Embraer offers C-390 Millennium to IAF; To boost heavy lift capabilities​

In a potential boost to the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) transport capabilities, Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has revealed it is “in talks” with Indian authorities with its C-390 Millennium offering.

The aircraft is a medium-size, twin-engine, jet-powered military transport aircraft which, if inducted will give the IAF significant heavy lift capabilities.

Financial Express Online exclusively reveals what the company has to offer along with other verticals it looks to collaborate with India. Both nations maintain cordial bilateral relations, and the C390 offering if secured will further cement these ties in the defence domain.

Jackson Schneider, President & CEO, Embraer Defense & Security told Financial Express Online, “In the C390 we are absolutely sure that it is the right product for India. In India to be candid we are at the beginning of the process with the Indian authorities. And we believe with the right Indian partner and the right approach, we will be able to deliver for India the best solution even integrating in the plane Indian products, capacities and capabilities for the plane.
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