Czech Republic: Embraer Begins C-390 Negotiations in Prague

Czech Republic: Embraer Begins C-390 Negotiations in Prague
Photo Credit: Embraer.

Embraer has this week announced that negotiations have begun in Prague with the Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces of Czech Republic regarding it’s C-390 Millennium transport aircraft.

It is understood that the country is looking to acquire two units of the type to significantly increase it’s airlifting capability.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

Czech Republic: Embraer Begins C-390 Negotiations in Prague…

Czech Republic: Embraer Begins C-390 Negotiations in Prague
Photo Credit: Embraer.

Commenting on this milestone was Bosco da Costa Junior, the President & CEO of Embraer Defense & Security, who said the following in Prague:

“We are honored to be selected by the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces to start negotiating on this significant acquisition and we are ready to provide the most advanced medium transport aircraft available in the market to the Czech Republic”.

“The C-390 Millennium is drawing the attention of several nations around the world due to its unbeatable combination of high productivity and operating flexibility with low operating costs.”

Embraer has said that following this announcement in Prague, Czech Republic becomes the sixth nation and fourth NATO country in Europe to prefer the C-390 after the following countries:

  • Brazil
  • Portugal
  • Hungary
  • The Netherlands
  • Austria

The links with the country and the aircraft manufacturer do look to be getting stronger, with Czech company Aero Vodochody producing parts of the rear fuselage, the doors for paratroopers and crew, the emergency door and hatches, the cargo ramp and the fixed leading edge.

All eyes will be on both sides to see how negotiations go and whether we can see a firm order come out of this.

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