Embraer has selected Hispano-Suiza (Safran Group), from Colombes, France, to supply the Emergency Electric Power Generator System (EEPGS) for the KC-390 military airlifter and tanker jet.
"This mission-critical system has been entrusted to Hispano-Suiza, based on its long history of providing solutions for aviation," said Eduardo Bonini Santos Pinto, Vice President Operations and COO, Embraer Defense and Security. "Whether for military or humanitarian airlift or refueling situations, the KC-390 will be ensured safe continued flight or landing capabilities under emergency conditions."
Hispano-Suiza joins another Safran Group company, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty, in the KC-390 program, by bringing its complete Ram Air Turbine electrical power system for handling essential loads for safe flight and landing in emergency situations. It consists of the Ram Air Turbine (RAT), the RAT electric generator and generator control unit, and the RAT actuation system (deployment and restow mechanism).
"We are delighted to start a new partnership with Embraer in this innovative and ambitious aircraft program, and to contribute in the success of this aircraft with our performing solutions that meet customer's expectations," stated Olivier Horaist, Hispano-Suiza Chairman and CEO.
Gerald Farrenc, Safran Senior Vice President Brazil Programs, added: "This latest mark of trust from Embraer clearly reflects the ability of Safran Group's companies to satisfy its requirements and reinforces our two groups' partnership."
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