Rheinmetall Defence has been contracted by Brazilian Embraer Defesa e Segurança to develop and supply a full suite of training equipment for the KC-390 military transport aircraft acquired by the Brazilian Air Force.
The KC-390 aircraft made its maiden flight on 3 February 2015 and is now close to going into full-scale production. The Brazilian Air Force has ordered 28 planes, and the armed forces of a number of other Latin American and European nations have expressed interest in it.
Rheinmetall Defence will design, manufacture, deliver and support all training devices for the aircraft, including cargo handling, procedure and maintenance trainers as well as flight and mission training systems, including full mission and flight simulators.
Embraer Defesa e Segurança expects certification of the KC-390 aircraft by the end of 2017, with first deliveries of the aircraft scheduled for the first half of 2018.