Embraer continues to advance within the manufacturing of the primary KC-390 Millennium plane for the Hungarian Defence Forces. In November 2020, the Hungarian authorities signed a contract with Embraer for the acquisition of two KC-390 plane within the strategy of strengthening the capabilities of the Hungarian Defence Forces. At present, Embraer is assembling the semi-wings on the plane’s fuselage, with each buildings already painted within the buyer’s colours. Flight assessments of the primary plane will start within the second half of 2023, with supply happening within the second quarter of 2024. The second unit of the KC-390 for Hungary is scheduled to start manufacturing in December 2022, thus sustaining the unique schedule, and is predicted to be delivered by the tip of 2024.

“We often comply with the meeting of our first KC-390, and the manufacturing of the plane is considerably forward of what was stipulated within the contract in comparison with the unique plans, progressing higher than deliberate,” mentioned Colonel László Nagy, Head of Air Drive Programs Growth Department, Hungarian Defence Forces Command, Drive Planning Directorate. “We have now additionally established a superb relationship with the Brazilian Air Drive, which provides us a possibility for consultations that can be utilized extraordinarily successfully by our groups in Hungary.”


Hungarian Air Drive’s KC-390 Millennium Army Transport Plane. (Picture by Embraer )

The KC-390 for the Hungarian Defence Forces would be the first on the earth with the Intensive Care Unit in its configuration, a vital function for performing humanitarian missions. The KC-390 is absolutely NATO suitable, not solely when it comes to its {hardware} but in addition in its avionics and communications configuration. Moreover, the KC-390 probe and drogue refueling system means the plane can refuel the Hungarian JAS 39 Gripen in addition to different plane that use the identical expertise. The plane absolutely meets the necessities of the Hungarian Defence Forces, with the ability to carry out various kinds of army and civilian missions, together with Medical Evacuation, Cargo and Troops Transport, Precision Cargo Airdrop, Paratroopers Operations, and Air-to-Air Refueling (AAR).

The Embraer C-390 Millennium is a medium-size, twin-engine, jet-powered army transport plane designed and produced by the Brazilian aerospace producer Embraer. It’s the heaviest plane the corporate has constructed to this point. Work on the challenge started at Embraer in the course of the mid-2000s, with early efforts centred round a conceptual by-product of the E190 jetliner of an identical measurement to the Lockheed C-130 Hercules. In June 2022, Embraer and Aeroplex signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on a challenge to qualify Aeroplex as an Embraer Licensed Service Heart (EASC) in Hungary. The goal is to help and allow Aeroplex to offer upkeep for the Hungarian Defence Forces KC-390 Millennium plane.