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FAB receives another C-390

21st December 2020 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

Fourth aircraft out of 28 is delivered by manufacturer Embraer.

The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has received the fourth C-390 Millennium airlifter out of a 28-aircraft order from Embraer, the manufacturer announced on 19 December.

As well as military logistics and humanitarian relief operations, all of the C-390s are equipped to perform aerial refuelling missions, with the designation KC-390 Millennium.

 ‘This platform has already demonstrated great capacity, mainly in the transport of supplies and materials during Operation COVID-19,’ said the FAB Commander Lieut Brig Antonio Carlos Moretti Bermudez.

Additionally, one aircraft was deployed on a humanitarian mission to the Lebanese capital Beirut in August.

Other KC-390 orders are in progress from Hungary (two aircraft) and Portugal (five). The first aircraft for Portugal passed a critical design review in October.

Deliveries to both these customers are scheduled to begin 2023, according to Shephard Defence Insight.

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