Embraer KC-390 military transport makes successful first flight

São José dos Campos – SP, February 3, 2015 – Embraer today successfully performed the
first flight of the new military transport and aerial refueling jet, the KC-390. Test pilots
Mozart Louzada and Marcos Salgado de Oliveira Lima and flight test engineers Raphael
Lima and Roberto Becker flew the aircraft for 1 hour and 25 minutes, conducting an
evaluation of flying qualities and performance.
“This first flight is a fundamental step toward accomplishing the task with which we were
entrusted. The KC-390 is the result of a close cooperation with the Brazilian Air Force and
international partners, representing what is most likely the greatest technological challenge
that the Company has ever encountered in its history. We are profoundly moved for having
achieved this key milestone”, said Frederico Fleury Curado, President and CEO of Embraer.
“The program continues to move forward as planned and the KC-390 has drawn interest from
several countries around the world”, said Jackson Schneider, President and CEO of Embraer
Defense & Security. “We are proud to once again keep our commitments in the development
of this aircraft, which will set a new standard in the category of tactical military transport.”
“The KC-390 will be the backbone of transport aviation for the Brazilian Air Force. From the
Amazon to Antarctica, the fleet of 28 aircraft will play a key role in the diversity of projects
of the Brazilian State, from scientific research to the maintenance of sovereignty”, said
Aeronautics Commander, Lieutenant-Brigadier General Nivaldo Luiz Rossato.
On its maiden flight, the KC-390 crew performed maneuvers to evaluate its flight
characteristics and conducted a variety of systems tests, having benefited from an advanced
campaign of simulations and extensive ground tests. “The KC-390 behaved in a docile and
predictable manner,” said Captain Louzada. “The advanced fly-by-wire flight control system
and the latest-generation avionics make flying easy and render a smooth and precise flight.”

About the KC-390

The KC-390 is a joint project of the Brazilian Air Force and Embraer to develop and produce
a tactical military transport and air-to-air refueling plane that represents a significant advance
in terms of technology and innovation for the Brazilian aeronautics industry. This is an
aircraft designed to set new standards in its class, at a lower operational cost and with
flexibility to perform a wide range of missions: transport and airdropping of cargo and troops,
aerial refueling, search and rescue, and forest fire response, among others.

On May 20, 2014, Embraer and the Brazilian Air Force signed the serial production contract
for the delivery of 28 KC-390 aircraft and initial logistic support. Besides the order from the
Brazilian Air Force, there are current purchase intentions from other countries, for a total of
32 additional aircraft.

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