Brazil

Hungary's first KC-390 airlifter takes flight

The first KC-390 Millennium tanker-transport for the Hungarian Air Force (HuAF) completed its maiden flight from Embraer’s Gavião Peixoto facility in Brazil on February 8, months later than was originally planned

Embraer E-Jets – the secrets of their success

As airlines search for ever-more economical ways of serving their markets, the ‘crossover jet’ category of small airliners provides Embraer with a potential route into an expanding portfolio of customers. Alan Dron asks if it’s living up to the hype

UK2000 releases Santa Maria Airport

Scenery developer, UK2000 has announced Santa Maria 2023 for Microsoft Flight Simulator is out now.

Brazilian Air Force gains fifth modernised E-99M

Embraer Defense & Security announced it had handed over its fifth modernised EMB 145-based E-99M AEW&C aircraft to the Brazilian Air Force on November 23, marking an important milestone for the upgrade programme as it saw the first aircraft delivered in its Full Operational Capability configuration

UAE’s EDGE signs engine agreement with Brazilian developer

The UAE’s advanced military technology and defence group, EDGE, signed a strategic agreement with Turbomachine, one of Brazil’s foremost turbine engine developers, on August 11

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Defending the Amazon: Inside Brazilian Army Aviation Command

Dirk Jan de Ridder visits the Brazilian Army Aviation Command in the heart of the Amazon, 30 years after it permanently started operating helicopters from the capital of the rainforest

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Why was a USAF ‘Nuke Sniffer’ flying close to the Brazilian Coast

Was there any reason for intelligence-gathering flights to hide behind an aircraft on an already highly unusual mission? Combat Aircraft Journal examines the possible reasons for a WC-135R flight close to the Brazilian coast

Brazil marks 50 years of C-95 Bandeirante ops

The Brazilian Air Force’s airlift community marked a major milestone on February 9, when the air arm’s fleet of Embraer C-95 Bandeirante light transport/liaison aircraft celebrated 50 years of operational service

Brazilian C-130M deploys to fight forest fires in Chile

A Lockheed C-130M Hercules from the Brazilian Air Force has been dispatched to Chile to help fight the more than 300 estimated forest fires that are currently raging across the country’s central and southern regions

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Why Embraer paused its revolutionary next-gen turboprop 

Just a week after disclosing details about its Energia concepts, Embraer has put its turboprop airliner plans on ice, but regional aircraft using new technologies remain firmly in its sights. Mark Broadbent reports