"Aero India 2023": Embraer bets on defense
C-390 Millennium aircraft exhibited at an event to boost exports
The management of the Brazilian aviation group Embraer has decided that in 2023 it will aim to strengthen the exports of its Defense and Security division (in 2022 revenues at -40% on 2021). In particular, the commercial structures of the C-390 Millennium heavy transport aircraft, exhibited in these hours at the "Aero India 2023" international exhibition, held in Bangalore, will be strengthened.
"The momentum of the C-390 across Europe, the Middle East and Asia is extremely positive". Even if the contacts are in the initial stage: "India is one of the countries where we see that our aircraft can play a role of excellence", said Bosco da Costa Junior, head of Embraer's Defense and Security division.
"Even the Super Tucano aircraft -he added- is experiencing a very positive moment in the market: the countries that are moving towards fifth generation fighters, whose flight hours are very expensive, look to our aircraft as a solution for simpler missions". "In this new position I hope to bring a lot of energy to materialize the internationalization of Embraer Defense".
Last year the Dutch government selected five C-390 aircraft to replace its current fleet of C-130 Hercules manufactured by US-based Lockheed Martin. Brazil, Portugal and Hungary also bet on the Brazilian aircraft. The goal of the South American industry is now to expand exports: for this reason it has presented the aircraft at various aeronautical shows in England, the United Arab Emirates and the Czech Republic, courting South Korea with a memorandum of understanding.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency