Em­braer and Boe­ing to col­lab­o­rate on KC-390 medium air­lift


Em­braer and Boe­ing have signed a team­ing agree­ment to jointly mar­ket and sup­port the KC-390, a multi-mis­sion mo­bil­ity and aerial re­fu­elling air­craft. Un­der the agree­ment the com­pa­nies will to­gether pur­sue new busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties, both for the air­craft it­self and for air­craft sup­port and sus­tain­ment. Em­braer will pro­vide the air­craft while Boe­ing will be re­spon­si­ble for in-ser­vice sup­port.

The agree­ment ex­pands an ex­ist­ing col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the two com­pa­nies; in 2012, the two com­pa­nies first an­nounced their in­ten­tion to jointly mar­ket the air­craft. “The ex­pan­sion of our re­la­tion­ship makes the best medium-sized air­lift prod­uct avail­able to cus­tomers, bol­stered by the best sup­port avail­able,” said Jack­son Sch­nei­der, Pres­i­dent and CEO of Em­braer De­fense & Se­cu­rity. “Boe­ing has out­stand­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in the mil­i­tary mo­bil­ity mar­ket and the KC-390 is the most ef­fec­tive air­craft in its cat­e­gory.”

“The team­ing agree­ment be­tween Boe­ing and Em­braer brings to­gether two strong com­pa­nies and un­der­scores our com­mit­ment to branch out be­yond the tra­di­tional OEM role into ser­vices for non-Boe­ing air­craft,” said Ed Dolan­ski, Pres­i­dent of Boe­ing Global Ser­vices and Sup­port. “Our ad­van­tage is Boe­ing’s global reach, which pro­vides greater flex­i­bil­ity, en­abling us to quickly re­spond to cus­tomers, as well as take ad­van­tage of syn­er­gies that help lower costs—sav­ings we can pass on to the cus­tomer.”

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