A Brazilian aerospace conglomerate has been conducting cross-wind tests at Western Nebraska Regional Airport on a new tactical transport aircraft it plans to provide the Brazilian military.
Over the past two days crews with Embraer have been testing the ability of the KC-390 to operate in high cross-wind conditions as part of a flight test campaign that began in late 2015 to make sure the plane is “Brazilian military airworthy”.
A media release from the company says the plane is capable of carrying up to 26 metric tons of cargo at a speed of 870/ km/hr. The cargo would generally include pallets, helicopters, armored wheeled vehicles, and troops.
First deliveries of the aircraft are scheduled for 2018.