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The C-390 is a medium weight, twin-turbofan engine military tactical transport aircraft, developed by the Brazilian company Embraer.

Type C-390
Popular designation Millennium
Versions C-390, KC-390
Project name  
Design organisation Embraer (Brazil)
Main secundary design organisations International Aero Engines
Production organisation Embraer (Brazil)
Primary task Multi-mission
Type aircraft Military tactical transport
Length 62 ft. 1 in. (18.9 meters)
Height 16 ft. 8 in. (5.1 meters)
Wingspan 44 ft. 6 in. (13.6 meters)
Wing surface 78.04 square meters
Aspect ratio  
Sweep back  
Engines 2x IAE V2500-E turbofan engines
Thrust 31,330 lb (each)
Weight (empty)  
Weight (start, maximum, MTOW)  
Weight (landing, maximum, MLW)  
Required runway length (start) 1165m (3820 ft) with 16 ton payload
1524m (5000 ft) with 23 ton payload
Required runway length (landing) 1000m (3280 ft) with 26 ton payload
Cruise speed 120 KCAS to 300 KCAS
Maximum speed 470 KTAS (Mach 0,8)
Ceiling 36,000 ft
Maximum range 4570 nm (ferry flight with internal tanks)
3370 nm (ferry flight)
1470 nm (23 ton payload)
1080 nm (26 ton payload
Fuel capacity  
Air-to-air-refueling capability  
Payload Possible combination of:

- 26 ton (57,320 lb)
- 463L pallets
- A-22 CDS bundles
- Low Velocity Aerial Delivery (LVAD) type V platforms
- Aerial delivery of CDS
- up to 22 skid boards (Low Altitude Parachute Extraction (LAPES)
- Four spotter positions, Lateral litters and/or crew seats
- 74 Litters (STANAG 2040) and 8 additional member including medical attendants and necesary life supporting equipment
Length cargo hold 18.50m (60 ft 8 in) (including ramp)
Useful cargo hold length  
Useful cargo hold width 3.45m (11ft 4 in)
Useful cargo hold height 2.95m - 3.2m (9ft 8 in - 10 ft 6 in)
Volume 169 kubic meters (5970 kubic ft)
Armament Possible combination of:

- Chaff & Flare
Maximum weapon load  
Maximum G resistance  
Radar Selex Galileo Gabbiano Tactical Radar T-20
Sensors Possible combination of:

- Rafael Litening II electro-optical infrared targeting pod
- Radar Warning Receiver
- Laser Warning Receiver
- Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS)
- Directional InfraRed Counter Measures (DIRCM)
- Enhanced Vision System (EVS)
Avionics Possible combination of:

- Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion Avionics System
Other equipment Possible combination of:

- Cobham 900E Series Wing Air Refueling Pod
- Internal fuel tanks
- Ballistic Protection (Armor 7.62mm and 0.50 inch)
- HALO Oxygen Rack
Type flight controls  
Landing gear  
First flight  
First delivery  
Operational since  
Successor of C-130H (Netherlands)
Replaced by  
Comparable aircraft C-130J
Operators (current and future) Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal
Main operators  
Amphibious usage No
Status In production, in operational service

Brazil (K)C-390 (Le Bourget 2019)
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Last updated: 29 September 2022