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C-390 Millennium - The New Generation Airlifter
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Issue Net Edition | Date : 15 Jul , 2022

C-390 Millennium

With the C-390 Millennium, Embraer has demonstrated a new generation of thinking and has created a new generation of aircraft. This multi-mission military transport aircraft has been designed with flexibility at its core, setting a new standard in air mobility. It provides the perfect blend of proven technology with state-of-the-art thinking to ensure the best of both worlds – reliability and new experience in performance.

Its new technology provides a combination of a Human/Machine Interface (HMI) with a full flyby- wire control system which significantly reduces crew workload, whereas the enhanced situational awareness that HMI delivers also helps enhance safety of the crew and the mission. The aircraft also features advanced mission software to provide total control over the mission to the crew, while a fully integrated Onboard Maintenance System looks after the health of the aircraft itself.

“Both the internal and external configuration of the C-390 Millennium can be quickly and easily changed to accommodate different needs, including humanitarian aid support. It can accommodate up to 74 stretchers and eight attendants or can be configured to accommodate seven 463L pallets or a combination of pallets, medical staff to search and rescue dogs. It can also carry ambulances or helicopters.

The aircraft carries a maximum payload of 26 metric tonne and its highly reliable twin V2500 jet engines give it a cruising speed of 0.8 Mach which means the millennium can deliver more aid much faster than any other airplane in the medium airlift market. With a range of over 3,000 miles, it can also deliver to the most inhospitable places, with robust four-wheel Bogie-type main landing gear and intelligent engine mounting that allows it to take off and land on any surface, in any weather, from the most arid desert to the freezing Arctic.

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