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.