When the Brazilian Air Force began talks with Embraer about replacing its aging airlifters more than 10 years ago, the initial idea was to build a high-wing version of the E190 regional jet. But it quickly became clear that given the scope of the mission requirements and the ambitions of the manufacturer, only a clean-sheet design would do. The objective was to create a fast and flexible multimission, midsize tanker and transport aircraft using advanced but proven technology. When I first ...

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