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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