This year looks set to be a critically important one for Embraer’s KC-390 airlifter. With development more than 95% complete and just 100 flight hours left to secure civil certification from the local civil aviation agency ANAC, the Brazilian airframer is looking toward the first deliveries to the Brazilian Air Force this summer. It also will likely sign the first export contract for the aircraft—with Portugal—in the coming months. The KC-390 has enjoyed a fairly ...


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