Firefighti­ng Capability Test Flights Concluded


Embraer has successful­ly completed the flight test for the certificat­ion campaign for the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS II), which provides the C-390 Millennium with the required capability to perform firefighti­ng missions. The tests, carried out at the Embraer facility in Gavião Peixoto, São Paulo State in Brazil, represent an important advancemen­t in the certificat­ion campaign of this capacity by the Brazilian Military Certificat­ion Authority (IFI), After Certificat­ion, the firefighti­ng capability will be available to the aircraft’s operators.

The MAFFS II is a firefighti­ng system capable of deploying up to 3,000 gallons of water (approx. 11,300 litres), both with and without firre retardant, according to the standard ground cover level criteria and in various types of terrain.

Designed to interface with the aircraft’s Cargo Handling System (CHS), the MAFFSS II is rapidly installed on the cargo compartmen­t of the airplane using only its own trailer. The system requires only aircraft power to operate.

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