Em­braer gets pro­vi­sional type cer­tifi­cate for KC-390 ba­sic ve­hi­cle

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE DEVELOPMENTS -

Em­braer has re­cently re­ceived the pro­vi­sional type cer­tifi­cate for the KC-390 ba­sic ve­hi­cle, is­sued by the In­sti­tuto de Fo­mento e Co­or­de­nação In­dus­trial – IFI (In­dus­trial Fos­ter­ing and Co­or­di­na­tion In­sti­tute), the Brazil­ian Air Force or­gan­i­sa­tion re­spon­si­ble for mil­i­tary cer­ti­fi­ca­tion, at­test­ing that the KC-390 in this ba­sic con­fig­u­ra­tion com­plies with the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion ba­sis re­quire­ments.

“Achiev­ing this mile­stone demon­strates the de­sign ma­tu­rity that is al­low­ing the tests cam­paign to progress as planned and with high ef­fi­ciency”, said Jack­son Sch­nei­der, Pres­i­dent and CEO Em­braer De­fense & Se­cu­rity.

The joint work of the Em­braer and IFI teams has proven use­ful in bring­ing bet- ter in­te­gra­tion, as well as im­prov­ing and val­i­dat­ing pro­gramme pro­cesses and pro­ce­dures aim­ing at the ini­tial op­er­a­tional ca­pa­bil­ity dec­la­ra­tion (IOC), in the sec­ond half of 2017, and the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion of the fi­nal op­er­a­tional ca­pa­bil­ity (FOC), in the sec­ond half of 2018.

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