September 27, 2012
Embraer Defense and Security announces Aerotron and LH Colus as KC-390 suppliers
Embraer Defense and Security selected two Brazilian companies as suppliers to the KC-390 military transport jet program. Aerotron, headquartered in Itajubá, Minas Gerais, will provide ballistics protection and LH Colus, from São José dos Campos, São Paulo, seats and stretchers. Aerotron will develop the aircraft’s entire ballistics protection following Embraer requirements, whose initial components for the prototype will be delivered in 2013. LH Colus will develop and deliver the first set of seats and stretchers for the KC-390 test flights, scheduled to begin in 2014. The KC-390 is the largest plane ever built by the Brazilian aeronautics industry, and will establish a new standard for mid-size military transport aircraft in terms of performance, payload capacity and operational costs, with advanced mission and flight systems.