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Brazil's Post Office To Order Embraer C-390s?  
User currently offlineBells From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 163 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2832 times:

Looks like Brazil's postal service might be the first buyer for Embraer's C-390.


Do you think this bird can take off as a civil freighter? Is there anything in the same class?

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User currently offlineBaron95 From United States of America, joined exactly 10 years ago today! , 1335 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2744 times:

1 - C-390 is just a concept, not being offered for sale AFAIK.
2 - A pure military transport (e.g. C-390, C-17) will NEVER be cost/price competitive with a freighter based on high-volume civil airliners (like 737, 727, A320, etc).
3 - ECT (Brazil Post Office) had no competency in operating an airline arm.

It is a dumb idea all around. IMHO, Embraer just called on a favor to get ECT mention the C-390.

Killer Fleet: E190, 737-900ER, 777-300ER
User currently offlineMrocktor From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1708 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

Quoting Baron95 (Reply 1):
3 - ECT (Brazil Post Office) had no competency in operating an airline arm.

That is the important one.

This is politicians (ECT is state run) trying to look good by "helping" a high profile industry. The allegations of "government subsidy" alone more than negate any possible benefit to Embraer with regard to the marketability of the C-390.

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