Embraer Showcases the C-390 Millenium at the Air Power in Austria

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LONDON – Embraer’s military capability never fails to disappoint. The C-390 Millenium has been gaining traction with some European air forces, and this upcoming latest airshow will allow Embraer to unleash its greatest innovations and products. 

On September 2nd and 3rd in Austria, Embraer will finally show off its latest C-390 Millenium multi-mission aircraft for the first time at Austria’s largest airshow, the Air Power in Zeltweg.

Between these two dates, Embraer will promote its defense portfolio and product and innovative solutions for defense, governments, and security markets represented by more than 60 nations. 

Jackson Schneider, President & CEO, Embraer Defense & Security, stated that: “We are glad to have this opportunity to showcase the C-390 at this renowned Air Show and share the aircraft capabilities with the attendees of the event,”

“The entrance of the C-390 Millennium into the market comes at a crucial moment where air forces and governments are looking to incorporate new generation aircraft in their airlift fleets.”

“We are seeing the C-390 operating with incredible availability rates, which is the result of a modern design for reliability, maintainability, and a selection of the best suppliers worldwide.”

About the C-390


The C-390 Millenium is a well-rounded military aircraft. It has a capability of an air-to-air configuration, and the KC-390 is the next and the latest generation of multi-rile military transport aircraft, which delivers unrivaled mobility and freight capability.

Moreover, the multi-role military aircraft has the ability to under rapid re-configuration, high availability, enhanced comfort for airmen and troops, and also an elevated flight safety design.

Embraer has also enhanced its optimal management of reduced operating costs throughout the longevity of the aircraft’s service life cycle in one single integrated unit. 

The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) is one lucky air force as it had taken its first delivery of the KC-390 Millennium, and is very satisfied with the aircraft proven capability, reliability, and performance.

The Brazilian Air Force has a current fleet of five KC-390s which have more than 5,000 flying hours, with a completion rate of 97%. This, in fact, shows that the aircraft has outstanding reliability and performance. 

In fact, the Air Force of Portugal (Portuguese Air Force) will commence the operations of their KC-390s in the years 2023 and 2024.

The aircraft will certainly elevate both European air forces to be capable of performing Air-to-Air refueling and will be fully NATO compatible, beginning European defense closer together.

The C-390 will be one of the most capable aircraft in the air forces of Hungary, as the Hungarian Defence Force will feature the first of its kind to feature an Intensive Care Unit configuration which is crucial for humanitarian missions, like natural disasters and major health outbreaks. 

The most recent news for the sales of C-390s is from the Dutch Defence Ministry, where they have chosen the C-390 Millenium aircraft to replace its outgoing C-130 Hercules fleet.

This shows that aircraft are becoming more favorable than ever, especially in Europe. 

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