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Embraer looks to stretch KC-390

Embraer has confirmedplans to launch a stretch version of the KC-390 for the civil cargo market thatcompany officials predict will generate between 200-250 orders over a 10-yearperiod starting in 2018. The Brazilianmanufacturer revealed the plan at the Paris Air Show only a day after Kawasakiannounced ongoing studies to convert a baseline C-2 military transport into […]

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VIDEO: South Africa aerospace and defence show

A Cape Town-based videographer has kindly posted video showing a glimpse around the first day of the African Aerospace & Defence Show now underway at Ysterplaat Air Base in South Africa. In addition to showing cool shots of the Gripen flying display, the video also tips off that South Africa is a possible C-17 customer. […]

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Spot the KC-390 design changes

Embraer has significantly revised the KC-390 product card from the Paris Air Show last year to the Farnborough event two weeks ago. I picked up cards at both shows. A side-by-side comparison is very revealing. In addition to the exterior changes shown below, Embraer has increased maximum payload from 19t to 23.6t and normal maximum […]

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FARN10: Brazil AF delays F-X2 contract to October, advances KC-390

Brazilian Air Force Chief Lt Gen Junito Saito signs letter of intent to acquire 28 Embraer KC-390 tanker-transports during this press conference at the Farnborough Air Show on 21 July. In response to questions, Saito also said the F-X fighter decision would be delayed until after elections in Brazil in October, pushing contract award for […]

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Embraer KC-390 master schedule

Here’s one for your files. This slide comes from a presentation dated March 2010. Embraer is designing the jet-powered KC-390 to replace hundreds of Lockheed Martin C-130s around the world.

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Top 5 questions on Rafales-for-Brazil/KC-390s-for-France deal

I have confirmed with Dassault that France and Brazil have signed a joint communique agreeing to negotiate terms to export 36 Dassault Rafale F3s to Brasilia and 12 Embraer KC-390 tanker-transports to Paris. A direct link to the joint communique appears to be on the web site for Brazil’s Ministry of Defense, but for the […]

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