KC-390 crosses the Atlantic
In February 2015, Brazilian airframer Embraer performed the first flight of their brand new military transport jet. Ultra Controls has a variety of system controllers on the KC-390. These include the Landing Gear and Hydraulic Control Unit, the Steering Control Unit and the Cargo Door Control Unit. Including take-off, landing and taxiing, recent flights tests have successfully covered in-flight opening of the ramp and cargo door. In July 2016, the KC-390 crossed the Atlantic to be displayed at the Farnborough Air Show during the aircraft’s first visit away from the Americas. Embraer aims to certificate the KC-390 in 2017, a year before entry into service with the Brazilian air force in 2018.