Brazil's Embraer marked a huge milestone today, flying its largest and most complex jet, the KC-390. The flight lasted one hour and 25 minutes, during which the test crew put the C-130-sized twin jet through a series of maneuvers to assess its handling. The flight is said to have gone perfectly.

You can read all about the KC-390 program in our Foxtrot Alpha feature:


H/T to Isaac Alaxender, who has one of the best aviation twitter accounts around, for the heads up on this historic first flight.

Tyler Rogoway is a defense journalist and photographer who maintains the website Foxtrot Alpha for You can reach Tyler with story ideas or direct comments regarding this or any other defense topic via the email address

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