Flying faster and delivering more cargo, both the C-390 Millennium and the KC-390 variant are the right sized platform for major deployment scenarios
The C-390 is a tactical transport jet aircraft designed to set new standards in its category. A joint project between FAB and Embraer, some of the aircraft’s strengths are mobility, robust design, greater flexibility, proven state-of-the-art technology, and easier maintenance. This multi-mission jet aircraft features a rugged design that withstands operations from semi-prepared and damaged runways, as well as harsh environments.
The C-390 Millennium fly faster and carry more cargo than other military freighters of the same size and are the ideal platforms for the main usage scenarios. The aircraft requiresfewer on-demand inspections and maintenance, combined with highly reliable systems and components, which reduces the time on the ground and overall operating costs, contributing to excellent availability levels and low life-cycle costs.
The C-390 is capable of transporting and launching cargo and troops and performing a wide array of missions: medical evacuation, search and rescue, humanitarian search and rescue, humanitarian aerial refuelling (fighters and helicopters), aerial fire-fighting and assistance. It has a modern cargo handling system which can transport large-sized cargo: pallets, vehicles, helicopters, troops, paratroopers, medevac stretcher, mixed configurations. The C-390’s piloting is facilitated by an integrated avionic system and a fly-by-wire flight control, and it can be equipped with a self-defence system and ballistic protection which increases its capacity to operate in hostile environments.
In April 2021, Embraer reached another important milestone in the development of the C-390 Millennium multi-mission military freighter program with the successful conclusion of the aerial refuelling qualification between two C-390 Millennium, proving this new operational capacity of the aircraft. This allows C-390 Millennium operators to expand their logistical transport capacity and during search and rescue operations, which increases the autonomy and range of their missions.
This multi-mission aircraft can be quickly configured for aerial refuelling as both a tanker and a receiver aircraft. Day and night aerial refuelling is made possible with observer windows and night vision cameras. The C-390 can be equipped with advanced refuelling pods that meet the high-performance criteria of the aircraft, providing a lightweight and efficient solution. Removable auxiliary fuel tanks can be installed in the cargo compartment to expand the aircraft fuel offload capacity or range performance.
Flying faster and delivering more cargo, both the C-390 Millennium and the KC-390 variant are the right sized platform for major deployment scenarios. Minimised interventions and on condition maintenance combined with highly reliable systems and components support the reduced downtime and costs, contributing to outstanding availability levels and low life cycle costs.
|Maximum Payload (Concentrated)||26 metric ton | 57,320 lb|
|Maximum Payload (Distributed)||23 metric ton | 50,706 lb|
|Wing Usable Fuel Capacity||23.9 metric ton|
|Maximum Cruise Speed||470 KTAS /Mach 0.80|
|Altitude Ceiling||36,000 ft|
|Sea Level Cabin||18,000 ft|
|Range with 26 metric ton (57,320 lb)||1,080 nm|
|Range with 23 metric ton (50,700 lb)||1,470 nm|
|Ferry Range||3,370 nm|
|Ferry Range with internal tanks||4,570 nm|
|Takeoff Dist (CFL, SL, ISA, 500 nm, payload 23 metric ton)||1,524 m | 5,000 ft|
|Takeoff Dist (CFL, SL, ISA, 500 nm, payload 16 metric ton)||1,165 m | 3,820 ft|
|Vref with 25 klb of useful load||116 KCAS|
|Normal Landing Dist (SL, ISA, 26 metric ton)||1,000 m | 3,280 ft|
|Length||35.20 m | 115 ft 5 in|
|Height||11.84 m | 38 ft 10 in|
|Wing Span||35.05 m | 115 ft|
|Length (Floor + Ramp)||18.50 m | 60 ft 8 in|
|Height (Minimum)||2.95 m | 9 ft 8 in|
|Width||3.45 m | 11 ft 4 in|
|Volume||169 m³ | 5,970 ft³|
|IAE V2500-E5 engines with 31,330 lb of takeoff thrust|
|Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion Avionics System|
|Gabbiano Tactical Radar T-20 from SELEX Galileo|
|Cobham 900E Series Wing Air Refueling Pod|
|Rafael Litening II electro-optical/infrared targeting pod|