Subscribe Free
in Defence

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.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

UAE's Strata to open 'Factory of the Future' by 2020

The UAE's Strata Manufacturing, Mubadala's advanced composite aero-structures manufacturer, says it will open its second facility – a 'Factory of the Future' - at the Nibras Al Ain Aerospace Park. The facility, due to be fully

Oman Air marks Earth Hour

The lights went out across Oman Air's network of 55 international destinations, as Oman Air joined millions of people around the world in marking Earth Hour.

Gulf air launches flight status facility on gulfair.com

Gulf Air in partnership with OAG has launched an online Flight Status Facility on the airline's official website gulfair.com providing booked passengers with real-time information on their Gulf Air flights including customised

The airport 'proud to serve Aqaba'

King Hussein International Airport in Jordan has expanded to accommodate tourist demand in the popular Red Sea resort of Aqaba.

UAE ops using Wing Loong drones

In recent years, the UAE has embraced a more active military role on the world stage, deploying forces in the Balkans and Afghanistan, as well as in Libya during the 2011 civil war. As Jon Lake reports, the nation has also played a major role

Emirates Group Security hosts visit by Dubai Police Chief

Emirates Group Security welcomed Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, commander-in-chief, Dubai Police at its headquarters on Sunday 26 March 2017.

TAA
See us at
Aeropodium BT2802240417EBACE17 BT0103240517