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Embraer inaugurates first flight simulator for the KC-390 Millennium multi-mission jet

Embraer inaugurates first flight simulator for the KC-390 Millennium multi-mission jet

The KC-390 Millennium multi-mission jet’s Full-Flight Simulator (FFS) was unveiled by Embraer at the Embraer Academy, which is located in the Eugênio de Mello facility in So José dos Campos. Representatives from the Portuguese Air Force, the Brazilian Air Force, and Rheinmetall, Germany, all attended the opening event.

The D-level qualified KC-390 flight simulator features more than 350 failure simulations, as well as routine and emergency operations. It also includes a package to support military missions. The simulator is also pleasant for training pilots and simple to maintain.

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The most cutting-edge military tactical transport aircraft of the new generation is the C-390. Its multi-mission platform delivers unmatched mobility and an unrivaled combination of high productivity and operational flexibility with minimal operating expenses. The C-390 can perform a wide range of missions, including transporting and dropping cargo and troops, medical evacuation, search and rescue, firefighting, and humanitarian missions, while operating on temporary or unpaved runways (i.e., including packed earth, soil, and gravel).

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The C-390 can carry more payload (26 tonnes) compared to other medium-sized military cargo aircraft and flies faster (470 knots) and farther. The aircraft has already demonstrated its ability to refuel from the air, as well as taking fuel from another KC-390 utilizing pods mounted beneath the wings. It is the only aircraft in the world in the segment to carry out such an operation.

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The present fleet of five KC-390-equipped aircraft, all of which are in the aerial refuelling configuration, has logged more over 8,900 flying hours. Recent data demonstrates remarkable productivity in the area, with operational availability of over 80% and a mission completion rate exceeding 99%. Orders for the C-390 Millennium have been placed by Portugal and Hungary, both of which are NATO members. The C-390 Millennium was chosen by the Netherlands, a NATO member as well, in 2022.

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