Embraer and Boeing Team to Market and Sell KC-390 Medium-Airlift Aircraft
PARIS, June 18, 2013
PARIS, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; BOVESPA: EMBR3) and
Boeing (NYSE: BA) are partnering on the sales and marketing of Embraer's
KC-390 – a multi-mission mobility and aerial refueling aircraft with advanced
capabilities in the medium-sized airlift market.
Under the agreement, Boeing is the lead for KC-390 sales, sustainment and
training opportunities in the U.S., UK and select Middle East markets. Embraer
will manufacture the aircraft and collaborate on sales, sustainment and
"The KC-390 is an extremely capable aircraft that continues to attract
interest by several nations, and Boeing's military transport expertise is
ideal for teaming in the international market," said Luiz Carlos Aguiar,
President and CEO of Embraer Defesa & Segurança. "This agreement strengthens
the level of cooperation between both companies and the defense industries of
Brazil and the United States."
The KC-390 originated as a defense project contracted by the Brazilian Air
Force in 2009. The largest aircraft to be manufactured in Brazil, it features
advanced capabilities in terms of performance, cargo, capacity, flexibility
and life-cycle costs. Initial estimates of the potential market for KC-390 are
approximately 700 aircraft, but that number is likely to increase after
additional markets are analyzed. The project has completed the Critical
Design Review and is on schedule.
Today's announcement builds upon the broad cooperation agreement Boeing and
Embraer signed in 2012. The companies are collaborating on aircraft efficiency
and safety, research and technology, defense products and sustainable aviation
"Our relationship with Embraer continues to grow across Boeing and
demonstrates our commitment to Brazil," Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Business Development and Strategy Vice President Chris Raymond said today at
the Paris Air Show. "KC-390 complements our mobility portfolio by providing a
versatile, affordable aircraft."
About Boeing Defense, Space & Security
A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the
world's largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in
innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest
and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St.
Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $33 billion business with 59,000
employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.
About Embraer Defesa & Segurança
With over 40 years of experience in providing Armed Forces around the world
with superior platforms and systems to aid in their defense and security,
Embraer Defesa & Segurança has a growing presence in the global market, and
plays a strategic role in Brazil's defense system. Embraer Defesa &
Segurança´s product portfolio includes military airplanes, state-of-the-art
radar technologies, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and advanced information
and communications systems, such as Command, Control, Communications,
Computer, and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR)
applications. Embraer's airplanes and military solutions are in service with
more than 50 armed forces in 48 countries.
Follow us on Twitter: @EmbraerSA
Embraer Defesa & Segurança
+55 11 98106-7295
Boeing Defense, Space & Security
+1 610 715-7975
SOURCE Embraer S.A.
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