Embraer’s first series production multi-mission medium airlift KC-390 has completed its maiden flight.

As agreed with the Brazilian Air Force, the tactical transport aircraft will now join the flight test campaign – 1,900 flight hours have already been logged.

Civil certification of the basic aircraft will be granted by Brazilian aviation authority ANAC (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) and is expected to be achieved “very soon,” Embraer says.

“Today we celebrate another important milestone into the production of the KC-390”, said Jackson Schneider, President and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security. “This aircraft combines outstanding flexibility with superior performance and productivity.”

The KC-390 can perform a variety of missions such as cargo and troop transport, troop and cargo air delivery, aerial refuelling, search and rescue and forest firefighting.

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