Embraer reported late yesterday that their KC-390 arrived in Florida. The KC-390 multi-mission military transport and tanker jet will start a series of flight trials in the United States as part of its flight test campaign for certification. The aircraft left Brazil Saturday and arrived at Embraer´s facility in Jacksonville, Florida on Monday.  For the next two to three weeks, the aircraft will be performing tests in the avionics systems, measurement of external noise and crosswind operations.

Since the start of the flight test campaign in October 2015, both KC-390 prototypes have demonstrated high rates of availability, accumulating more than 1,450 flight hours. The Initial Operational Capability should be achieved by the end of this year and first delivery is scheduled to happen in 2018.

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