Released on Thursday, June 16, 2011
EMBRAER DEFENSE AND SECURITY SELECTS MAJOR SYSTEM FOR KC-390 JET
S�o José dos Campos, June 16, 2011 � Embraer Defense and Security has selected Liebherr-Aerospace for the advanced environmental and cabin pressure control systems of the KC-390 military transport aircraft.
"Liebherr-Aerospace has the best solution in latest-generation environmental and cabin pressure control systems, which was chosen to provide greater operational efficiency for Embraer's KC-390," said Eduardo Bonini Santos Pinto, Sr. Vice President Operations & COO, Embraer Defense and Security. "This new defense and security partnership further expands the long-standing relationship between Embraer and Liebherr-Aerospace."
The systems will be developed and manufactured by Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, in Toulouse, France, Liebherr's worldwide center of excellence for air management systems, and will feature integrated control architecture together with high-reliability, high-performance, lightweight pneumatic and mechanical components.
"Embraer's selection of our environmental and cabin pressure control systems will provide crew and troops with the most advanced air management system, enabling optimized conditions, as well as proven robustness under all of the aircraft's operating situations," said Francis Niss, President of Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS. "The KC-390 program will benefit from the outstanding experience gained over the past decades by Liebherr-Aerospace in the design, production and service of air management systems for the most demanding military transport aircraft."
Flight tests of the KC-390, with the new environmental and cabin pressure control systems, are expected to begin in 2014, and the aircraft should go into service at the end of 2015.
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