Embraer has launched the KC-390 military tanker/transport with a seven-year, $1.3 billion development contract from the Brazilian air force (FAB). The all-new aircraft is scheduled to fly in 2012 and enter service in 2015. Launch of the twin-turbofan, high-wing KC-390 was announced on April 14 at the Latin American Aero and Defense (LAAD) show in Rio de Janiero. The Brazilian government will fund the complete cost of developing the aircraft, including two prototypes and tooling up for ...


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