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Boeing and Embraer to form joint venture

18th November 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Boeing and Embraer will form a joint venture called Boeing Embraer-Defense to promote and develop new markets for the C-390 Millennium multi-mission aircraft, the companies announced on 18 November.

The organisation will be operational after the companies' joint venture receives regulatory approvals and meets closing conditions.

The C-390 Millennium is designed to fill a range of mission requirements, such as aerial refuelling, cargo and troop transport, cargo and paratrooper airdrop, search and rescue, aerial firefighting and humanitarian missions.

The aircraft received its Civil Certification from the Brazilian National Aviation Agency (ANAC) in 2018 and is now in full production.

The Brazilian Air Force received its first aircraft in September 2019; while Portugal is set to receive five aircraft from 2023 under a contract signed in August 2019.

Jackson Schneider, president and CEO, Embraer Defense & Security, said: ‘The name of our joint venture represents the strong partnership between Embraer and Boeing that will strengthen the global competitiveness of this incredible aircraft and broaden the target markets, developing and generating greater value for the C-390 programme to offer the best for our future customers.’

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