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It would fit in nicely with the announced increased spending for military stuff this year. Oh...wait...
Cloud Cover said:There are about 7 C-17 in the Boneyard. They must be damaged beyond repair, although no damage is clearly visible.
Embraer to deliver first KC-390 to Brazilian Air Force on September 4
Brazil will receive 28 units of the multipurpose freighter jet by 2024 that will replace the C-130 Hercules turboprop
The Air Force is expected to receive its 28 transport aircraft by 2024. By then, the aircraft is expected to have new customers as a result of the partnership between Embraer and Boeing, which aims to boost its sales.
Boeing relationship key to KC-390 costs, marketing
Embraer’s defence joint venture with Boeing will use the American company’s leverage over suppliers to cut parts and components costs on the KC-390 tactical transport.
The Brazilian company said at an investor conference on 16 January that it will also lean on Boeing’s international sales and marketing network, as well as the USA’s geopolitical influence, to expand the transport’s sales.
“The markets where the US has a huge geopolitical influence, we compete with Lockheed Martin in those markets,” said Nelson Salgado, chief financial officer of Embraer. “Now with the partnership with Boeing, we are opening up all of those markets, the US and the markets where the US has significant geopolitical influence. With Boeing leverage on the supply chain we will have big possibilities of reducing costs on the [KC-390] and make it a product [that is] more competitive as well.”
The KC-390 is powered by two International Aero Engines V2500 turbofans and can carry 80 passengers or 64 paratroopers. The aircraft is designed to perform missions such as cargo and troop transport, troop and cargo air delivery, aerial refueling, search and rescue and forest fire fighting [rather Amazon-relevant, what?]...
Portugal and Embraer celebrate deal for five KC-390
LoboCanada said:Why end the production line if there's a demand for more internationally? Is the line that expensive to run that it needs massive orders to stay profitable enough?
Is the smaller airlift competition that strong that the future of the aircraft isn't clear? Not like Boeing has another version on the way.
I dont understand the closing of a line of aircraft that are so strategically vital for so many wealthy countries.