Monday, 10 July 2017

Rare Sight for Brisbane

Today Brisbane was treated to a very rare site indeed, the treat was in the way of a Brazilian Air Force Embraer KC-390 PT-ZNJ (CN 39000002). This aircraft is flying around the world showing itself off to countries interested in looking to buy this amazing aircraft.
The Brazilian manufacturer is taking the KC-390 to New Zealand in support of its bid for the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s future air mobility and future air surveillance capability requirements to replace the C-130H and P-3K2 Orion maritime surveillance aircraft.
The KC-390 first touched down at Port Hedland in Western Australia’s north west, having flown in from Kuala Lumpur. The aircraft was on the ground for about five and a half hours before flying to Brisbane. It was on the ground here for 12 hours, arriving at 1.48am and departing at 1.58pm.

Length - 33.43 Metres
Wingspan - 33.94 Metres
Height - 11.43 Metres
Powered by 2 IAE V2500-E5 Turbofan engines
Max Speed - Mach .08 (850 Klms)
Range - 2,730 Nautical Miles
Ceiling - 36,000 Feet (10,973 Metres)

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