KC-390 to get APPH systems
APPH, part of the BBA Aviation Group (Hall 5 B219), has secured a long-term supply agreement for the manufacture and support of the landing gear trunnion and rod system for Embraer’s KC-390 medium lift transporter. UK-based BBA Aviation is an aviation services and aftermarket support provider, and APPH designs and manufactures hydraulic systems and landing gear for commercial and military aircraft.
“Selecting the right suppliers for the KC-390 has been critical for Embraer,” said Paulo Gastão Silva, vice president for the KC-390 program. “APPH’s landing gear experience, combined with their manufacturing capability and flexible approach, gave Embraer the confidence to select APPH for the KC-390 program.”
The first of two KC-390 prototypes are expected to roll out at the end of 2014. Embraer’s market forecast points a potential demand for 728 aircraft in the KC-390 class.