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Embraer advances in the production of the first KC-390 Millennium for Hungary

Embraer advances in the production of the first KC-390 Millennium for Hungary

Embraer advances in the production of the first KC-390 Millennium for Hungary

The first KC-390 Millennium aircraft for the Hungarian Defense Forces is still being produced by Embraer. In order to improve the capabilities of the Hungarian Defense Forces, the Hungarian government signed a contract with Embraer in November 2020 for the purchase of two KC-390 aircraft. The aircraft’s fuselage and semi-wings are already painted in the customer’s colors, and Embraer is currently putting them together.

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Beginning in the second half of 2023, the first aircraft will undergo flight tests before being delivered in the second quarter of 2024. Hungary’s second KC-390 is projected to be delivered by the end of 2024, with production for it set to start in December 2022 in keeping with the original schedule.

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The Intensive Care Unit, a crucial component for carrying out humanitarian operations, will be installed for the first time on a KC-390 for the Hungarian Defense Forces. Not only in terms of hardware but also in terms of its avionics and communications design, the KC-390 is completely NATO-compliant. The KC-390 probe and drogue refueling system also enables the aircraft to refuel other aircraft using the same technology, including the Hungarian JAS 39 Gripen.

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The aircraft completely meets the needs of the Hungarian Defense Forces and is capable of carrying out a variety of military and civilian missions, including medical evacuation, troop transport, precision cargo airdrops, operations involving paratroopers, and air-to-air refueling.

In order to work together on a project to certify Aeroplex as an Embraer Authorized Service Center in Hungary, Embraer and Aeroplex signed a Memorandum of Understanding in June 2022. The plan is to assist and make it possible for Aeroplex to maintain KC-390 Millennium aircraft for the Hungarian Defense Forces.

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