Precision Control Systems

KC-390 crosses the Atlantic

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.

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