Embraer Defense and Security selects Hamilton Sundstrand for KC-390

  • 06-Jan-2012 04:29 EST

Hamilton Sundstrand will be supplying the Electric Power Generating System for the Embraer KC-390, set to enter service in 2016.

Embraer Defense and Security selected Hamilton Sundstrand to supply the Electric Power Generating System for the new Embraer KC-390. The Embraer KC-390 is a twin-engine, medium-lift military transport aircraft, which Embraer Defense and Security is developing with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB). The aircraft is slated to enter service in 2016, with capability to transport up to 23 tons of cargo, including wheeled armored vehicles, support equipment, and military personnel. The cargo aircraft is also designed for rapid configuration as a tanker. The KC-390 Electric Power Generating System, to be supplied by Hamilton Sundstrand's Electric Systems business, is based on the 90-kVA integrated drive generator currently used in a variety of military and commercial applications. The program value is projected to be approximately $100 million, over the life of the program.

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