A Declaration of Intent has been signed by the Ministers of Defence of Brazil and Colombia regarding the KC-390 tactical transport aircraft.

Under this agreement, Colombia will take part in the development program and in the production of the Brazilian military aircraft.

The Colombian involvement could result in setting up a factory for machined parts in that country in order to serve the aviation market, as well as in the purchase of 12 KC-390 aircraft for the Colombian Air Force (Fuerza Aérea Colombiana-FAC).

FAC operated various aircraft made by Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica SA, including EMB-312 Tucano, EMB-314 Super Tucano and EMB-110 Bandeirante.

All together, the purchase intents of the Colombia, Chile and Brazil totalize 46 KC-390 transport aircraft.

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