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Embraer receives provisional type certificate for the KC-390 basic vehicle

Posted 21 November 2016 · Add Comment

Embraer has recently received the Provisional Type Certificate for the KC-390 Basic Vehicle.

The certificate was issued by the Instituto de Fomento e Coordenação Industrial – IFI (Industrial Fostering and Coordination Institute), the Brazilian Air Force organisation responsible for military certification, attesting that the KC-390 in this basic configuration complies with the certification basis requirements.

“Achieving this milestone demonstrates the design maturity that is allowing the tests campaign to progress as planned and with high efficiency”, said Jackson Schneider, President and CEO Embraer Defense & Security. 

The joint work of the Embraer and IFI teams has proven useful in bringing better integration, as well as improving and validating program processes and procedures aiming at the initial operational capability declaration (IOC), in the second half of 2017, and the certification of the final operational capability (FOC), in the second half of 2018. 

The flight test campaign of the KC-390 is progressing extremely well, matching the aircraft performance and capability goals predicted through the use of the latest engineering tools. Since the start of the flight test campaign, on 26 October 2015, both KC-390 prototypes have presented a very high availability, logging an unprecedented flight rate in the program, with more than 650 flight hours accumulated by early November.

 

 

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