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Embraer Defense & Security selects Goodrich Corporation to supply KC-390 parts

Embraer Defense and Security has selected the Goodrich Corporation to provide the electro-hydrostatic actuators (EHA), electro-backup hydrostatic actuators (EBHA), actuator electronics, and electrical controls for the primary flight control system of the KC-390 military transport aircraft.

"Embraer is proud to announce Goodrich as a supplier for the KC-390. We are certain that they offer the best solution for the primary flight control system," said Eduardo Bonini Santos Pinto, Sr. Vice President Operations & COO, Embraer Defense and Security.

Goodrich will develop and deliver the system through the joint efforts of its businesses Actuation Systems and Engine Control & Electrical Power Systems, as well as the Goodrich Electronic Systems Center. The flight tests of the KC-390 are expected to begin in 2014 and the aircraft should go into service at the end of 2015.

"This agreement represents a great opportunity to apply Goodrich's innovative technology and to significantly broaden the relationship with Embraer," said Mike Gardiner, President of Goodrich Actuation Systems.

Press release issued by Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. on July 26, 2011

 

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Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. Airframer
UTC Aerospace Systems, Actuation Systems Angle of Attack Indicators, Hydraulic Actuators, Rotary Actuators, Electrohydrostatic Actuators, Electromechanical Actuators, Flap/Slat Mechanisms

 

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