Portuguese companies to manufacture parts for Embraer’s KC-390 military plane

15 December 2011

Lisbon, Portugal, 15 Dec – Brazilian aeronautical company Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica (Embraer) is due Thursday to sign a partnership contract with Portuguese companies OGMA and Empresa de Engenharia Aeronáutica (EEA) for the KC-390 Programme, the Portuguese Economy Ministry said in Lisbon Wednesday.

Under the terms of the agreement, the statement said, Portugal will develop, coordinated by aeronautical engineering company Empresa de Engenharia Aeronáutica and via the centre for Excellence and Innovation in the Automotive Industry (CEIIA), the engineering project for three segments of the military transport airplane to be built by Embraer.

“The segments projected, designed and tested in Portugal will then be manufactured in Portugal by aeronautical company OGMA, which will also produce the aircraft’s central fuselage,” the ministry said.

The Embraer KC-390 is an aircraft for tactical/logistical transport and in air re-fueling that sets a new standard for medium-sized military transport and was developed to meet the operational needs of the Brazilian Air Force. (macauhub)