Meeting took place this Thursday (17/11), in Brasilia (DF), in the Aeronautics Command Building
Air Force Agency, by Lieutenant Letícia Faria and Major Oliveira Lima
The Commander of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), Air Lieutenant Brigadier Carlos de Almeida Baptista Junior, received in his office, in Brasilia (DF), the Chief of Staff of the Portuguese Air Force (FAP), General João Guilherme Rosado Cartaxo Alves and entourage, who are in Brazil for institutional visits. The meeting took place this Thursday morning (11/17).
For Lieutenant Brigadier Baptista Junior, receiving the Portuguese military was a reason for satisfaction. “We are Air Forces that act in an integrated way and with a lot of consolidated friendship. We are 100% open to partnerships, not only for the KC-390 Millennium, but for other guidelines, projects, aircraft and aviation,” said the FAB Commander.
The Commander of the Portuguese Air Force, who attended a lunch with members of the Aeronautics High Command, also commented on the visit. “I feel at home being in Brazil and sharing knowledge and experiences together with our Officers. Know that you have, with the Portuguese Air Force, a partner willing to fly and contribute to the projects,” stressed the General Officer.
Also present were the FAP’s Chief of Staff, Major General Sérgio Roberto Leite da Costa Pereira; and the FAB’s Aeronautical Attaché in Brazil, Sea and War Captain Manuel Francisco Silveirinha Canané.
In October of this year, the Portuguese Air Force (FAP) presented the first KC-390 aircraft, purchased by Portugal from the Brazilian company Embraer. It is also the first international customer of the KC-390, the multifunction transport aircraft developed for the FAB. In all, five aircraft have been purchased in 2019 and will replace the C-130 Hercules. The cargo and transport aircraft will be delivered to FAP in February 2023, with all being delivered by February 2027 under the contracts.
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