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Il settimanale britannico Flight International ha dedicato, nel suo ultimo numero, la cover story al velivolo brasiliano ...

 

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La cover story ...

 

... FLIGHT TEST: Embraer's KC-390 an airlift jet-setter ...

 

Registrasi per poterla leggere ...

 

Viene annunciata, al tempo stesso, la prossima ripresa delle attività di volo ...

The Embraer KC-390 protoype involved in a stall speed incident on 12 October has not been significantly damaged and is set to return to flight testing following minor repairs.
The Brazilian airframer says in a statement provided to FlightGlobal that the aircraft, 001, “experienced an event beyond the planned limit” during a simulated icing test, which took the aircraft beyond its airspeed and load factor operating limitations.
That forced the crew to apply recovery procedures, and the aircraft returned to Embraer’s test base at Gavião Peixoto.
It has not flown for more than a month since the incident.
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Riprendiamo ... dopo un paio di anni ...   Il viaggio promozionale del KC-390 in Europa comincia dalla Svezia ... e non poteva essere diversamente ... visti i rapporti che legano ormai le industrie

Al sole della Florida ... sotto il segno dell'ottimismo ...

In a sign that testing activity has resumed since an incident six weeks ago, Embraer’s KC-390 arrived at the company’s US base in Jacksonville, Florida on 20 November to begin a series of flight tests before certification.
The KC-390's flight test centre is based deep in Brazil's interior at the remote Gavião Peixoto complex.
But Embraer will test its dual-role transport and tanker in Jacksonville, evaluating avionics systems, crosswind operations and external noise.
Embraer Defense and Security chief executive Jackson Schneider is optimistic the KC-390 will achieve certification on time by the end of this year.
Fonte: flightglobal.com ... KC-390 arrives in USA for flight testing ...
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Embraer ... São José dos Campos, Brazil, December, 20th, 2017 ...

 

The new Embraer KC-390 military transport and aerial refueling jet completed a relevant milestone today, with Embraer demonstrating to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) the attainment of the Initial Operational Capability (IOC).
The achievement of the IOC ensures the necessary conditions have been met for the aircraft to start operations, in accordance with the scope agreed upon with the FAB.
Il commento di flightglobal.com ... Embraer moves closer to KC-390 delivery with IOC declaration ...
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Fuori pista ... senza, per fortuna, conseguenze ...

 

Embraer’s first KC-390 flight test aircraft ran off the runway during a ground test in Gaviao Peixoto, Brazil, on 5 May, the company says.
The crew of the aircraft exited the aircraft without injury, the company adds.
Embraer has started an investigation to understand what led to the runway excursion.
The company also reported the incident to CENIPA, the aircraft accidents investigation and prevention bureau of the Brazilian air force.
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Il patto ...

Boeing and Embraer will create a joint venture to promote the KC-390 and other defence products and services for new markets and applications, the companies announced on 5 July.
The new agreement expands a six-year-old relationship between Embraer and Boeing on the KC-390 programme. 
A joint press release issued on 5 July (*) includes only two sentences about the formation of the new joint venture.

(*) ... Boeing and Embraer to Establish Strategic Aerospace Partnership to Accelerate Global Aerospace Growth ...


Fonte: flightglobal.com ... Boeing, Embraer form separate joint venture to boost KC-390 ...

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I danni riportati dal prototipo a causa dell'uscita di pista dello scorso 5 Maggio costringono Embraer a far slittare di alcuni mesi la consegna del primo esemplare operativo alla Força Aérea Brasileira ...

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Embraer now plans to complete flight testing and deliver the first production version of the KC-390 to the Brazilian air force up to six months late in the first half of 2019, a company executive says on 31 July.
The nine-year-old development programme for the twin-engined tanker-transport had been on track until an “operational issue” caused the first of two flight test aircraft to overrun a runway in Brazil, leading to heavy damage to the landing gear and fuselage, Embraer says.
Embraer had planned to deliver the third KC-390 to the Brazilian air force by the end of the year, but that aircraft will now be diverted to help the company complete the flight test campaign in the absence of the first prototype, says chief financial officer Nelson Salgado. 
The fourth KC-390 to roll-off Embraer’s assembly line will now be the first of 28 aircraft delivered to the Brazilian air force.

Fonte: flightglobal.com ... Embraer delays KC-390 delivery to FAB to 2019 ...

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Fuori tutti e ... di corsa ! 

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Embraer successfully completed a test of troop unloading and evacuation via the front and rear doors of its KC-390 at Brasília Air Force Base, in Brazil on 21 November.
The tests are required for the aircraft to achieve Final Operational Capability, which is part of the final military certification of the aircraft, expected to occur in the last quarter of 2019, Embraer says (*).  
The KC-390 is a medium-sized military transport aircraft powered by two International Aero Engines V2500 turbofans. The transport can carry 80 passengers or 64 paratroopers.

Fonte: flightglobal.com ... Embraer KC-390 successfully completes troop unloading test ...

(*) ... Embraer successfully completes KC-390 troop unloading and evacuation tests ...

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Da Parigi ... viene annunciato un ulteriore ritardo nella prima consegna alla Força Aérea Brasileira ...

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Embraer plans to deliver its first KC-390 transport to the Brazilian air force in the next few months, after a further slight delay from its original plan to hand over the aircraft at the end of 2018.
The twin-turbofan military transport the company plans to deliver to Brazil was at the show on 16 June, conducting a demo flight for journalists and standing on static display.

... flightglobal.com ... PARIS: Embraer KC-390 delivery to Brazil delayed a few months ...

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"C-390 Millennium" ...
No ... non è un nuovo aereo ... gli hanno soltanto cambiato nome ... :o

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Embraer is rebranding its multimission aircraft as the C-390 Millennium and will sell that plane and its KC-390 aerial refueling variant through a joint venture known as Boeing-Embraer Defense, the companies announced on Nov. 18.
Although the companies have established multiple partnerships over the years and announced the joint venture last December, Boeing and Embraer executives characterized the establishment of Boeing-Embraer Defense as a significant step forward that would set up a separate arm of the firms specifically to sell the C-390.

... defensenews.com ... Embraer’s multimission plane gets a new name, and so does its partnership with Boeing ...

Anche qui ... flightglobal.com ... DUBAI: Boeing and Embraer rebrand transport as C-390 Millennium ...

E qui ... boeing.mediaroom.com ... Boeing Embraer - Defense Joint Venture to Develop New Markets for the C-390 Millennium
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Dopo il C-390 potrebbe arrivare un nuovo velivolo da trasporto più leggero ... 

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Embraer and the Brazilian air force will study the development of a new light military transport aircraft.
The two have signed a memorandum of understanding related to the potential development, says the Brazilian manufacturer.
“The study seeks to identify alternatives and solutions to meet [the air force’s] operational needs, especially in the Amazon region and austere environments, including unpaved, short and damaged runways located in remote areas,” it says.

... flightglobal.com ... Embraer, Brazilian air force to research new light transport ...

... embraer.com ... Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force to study joint development of a new light military transport aircraft ...

Un nuovo concorrente del C-27J

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La messa a punto del velivolo procede alacremente ...

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The Embraer KC-390 tactical transport has completed a campaign involving aerial drops of cargo.
“The KC-390 Millennium new generation multi-mission medium airlifter has successfully concluded the testing campaign for gravity airdrop and extraction drop of heavy loads by the use of the Container Delivery System (CDS) and Low Velocity Air Drop (LVAD), respectively,” says Embraer in a statement (*).

... flightglobal.com ... KC-390 achieves key cargo drop milestones ...

(*) ... embraer.com ... Embraer KC-390 Millennium airlifter successfully concludes airdrop testing campaign ...

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