Embraer inaugurated its first flight simulator (Full-Flight Simulator – FFS) for the KC-390 Millennium multi-mission jet at the Embraer Academy, located at the Eugênio de Mello unit in São José dos Campos.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by representatives of the Brazilian Air Force and the Portuguese Air Force, as well as representatives from Rheinmetall, Germany.
The new KC-390 flight simulator will meet the demand of current and future customers for basic and advanced pilot training, thus contributing to the safe and effective operation of the aircraft. Brazil, Portugal, and Hungary will be the first countries to use this equipment, which allows the safe practice of maneuvers and emergency procedures, as well as other adverse flight conditions, with reduced costs and without risks to the operation.
Johann Bordais, President & CEO of Embraer Services & Support
Rheinmetall is proud to have been selected as the preferred partner of Embraer for the KC-390 transport aircraft training devices. This KC-390 flight simulator will be the first of many training devices to support the safe and effective education and training of future KC-390 transport aircraft operators worldwide.
Mike Schmidt, CEO of Rheinmetall Aviation Services and Head of Dimension Air
The KC-390 flight simulator, with D-level qualification, includes operation under normal and emergency conditions, a package to support military operations, and more than 350 failure simulations. In addition, the simulator is easy to maintain and comfortable for training pilots.