Embraer and Boeing have signed a teaming agreement to jointly pursue opportunities for both aircraft sales and sustainment of the Brazilian company’s KC-390 tanker/transport. The signing represents the affirmation of an intention first announced by the two companies in 2012. Under the terms of the agreement, Embraer would provide the aircraft, while Boeing Global Services and Support would provide in-service support.
Embraer Defense & Security’s president and CEO, Jackson Schneider, remarked that, “The expansion of our relationship makes the best medium-sized airlift product available to customers, bolstered by the best support available.”
Boeing GSS president, Ed Dolanski, added that the agreement, “underscores our commitment to branch out beyond the traditional OEM role into services for non-Boeing aircraft. Our advantage is Boeing’s global reach, which provides greater flexibility, enabling us to quickly respond to customers.”