S�o José dos Campos, April 6, 2011 - Embraer has chosen ELEB Equipamentos Ltda. (www.eleb.net) to develop and produce the landing gear of the new KC-390 military transport jet. The contract was signed last week in S�o José dos Campos, in the State of S�o Paulo, Brazil, where both companies have their head offices.
"The choice of ELEB to develop and manufacture the landing gear of the KC-390 jet was the result of a detailed evaluation that took all of the technical and commercial aspects of the project into account, as well as the company's experience, the technology used, and the management of development risks," said Luiz Carlos Aguiar, President of Embraer Defense and Security.
ELEB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Embraer, with 28 years of experience in designing and manufacturing landing gear and hydraulic components for the aviation industry. The company participated in developing the landing gear of the subsonic AMX fighter jet, the commercial jets of the ERJ 145 and EMBRAER 170/190 (E-Jets) families, the Phenom 100, Phenom 300, Legacy 600, Legacy 650, and Lineage 1000 executive jets, and of the light attack and advanced training Super Tucano turboprop.
The company was selected to develop and produce the entire KC-390 landing gear system, and will be responsible for designing a robust and reliable system that will ensure operations with the heavy payloads of large-capacity logistical missions, and with the demanding conditions of semi-prepared airfields. The double chamber shock absorber system and the landing gear installed on the fuselage are other important features of the airplane.
"We are pleased to sign another contract with Embraer and to continue our successful relationship," said José Luiz Fragnan, Managing Director of ELEB Equipamentos Ltda. "This choice by Embraer shows the reliability of the products we develop and the high technical capability of our professionals. We are certain that we will do work that exceeds the expectations of all of the KC-390 customers."
Source: KC-390 CARGO JET WILL HAVE LANDING GEAR BY ELEB
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