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OGMA delivers structural components for the first serial Embraer KC-390

OGMA has given yet another step forward in order for the KC-390, a multi-role transport aircraft designed by Embraer. The Portuguese company has begun the delivery of the components designed for the first serial aircraft from a set of 28 allocated to the Brazilian Air Force.

In total, 10 panels that comprise the aircraft central fuselage were produced and delivered. In addition to these structural components, during the first four months of the year, OGMA will send to Brazil the first sponsons, sponsons doors and elevators. The final assembly will be completed at the Embraer plant, located in Gavião Peixoto, Brazil.

Rodrigo Rosa, OGMA's CEO and President says that “the first component kit delivery for the KC-390 serial production marks a milestone for OGMA, and particularly for the Aerostructures Business Area. This represents the culmination of the commitment and dedication of a large team that has been giving its best in order for the KC-390 to be a reality starting from 2018”.

“2018 will be doubly remarkable for OGMA. In the year that we mark OGMA's 100th anniversary, which is something quite unusual in the aviation industry, OGMA will put Portugal's name flying higher in one of the most important aeronautical programs worldwide”, says OGMA's CEO.

This is one of Embraer's most ambitious projects and it has Portugal as the main international partner. Present since the early stage of aircraft conception, OGMA has decisively contributed to this aircraft success, namely regarding the development and management of a sustained, competitive and flexible predominantly Portuguese supply chain.

The leading company of Portugal's aircraft industry is responsible for the manufacturing of central fuselage and the manufacturing and assembly the left and right sponsons, sponsons doors and elevators. The items are made of composite and metal alloy.

OGMA has invested 35 million euro in the KC-390's industrial phase, where an automatic riveting machine acquisition stands out, since it allows to incorporate automation into the assembly processes, which increases the quality and reliability of the products.

KC-390 is a multi-role transport aircraft designed by Embraer, prepared to address a wide variety of missions, namely search and rescue, cargo and troops transports and airdrop, firefighting, in-flight refueling and medical evacuation, and even to land on semi-prepared runways.

Press release issued by OGMA on February 2, 2017

 

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