The FAB selected the SkyCourier as a replacement for the C-95 Bandeirante
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The procurement of the twin-engine turboprop aircraft is one of FAB's priorities, Brazilian Defence Minister José Múcio Monteiro Filho said on Friday.SkyCourier is a high-wing fixed-gear aircraft. The first units of this aircraft were delivered by Textron Aviation last year to FedEx. The C-95 Bandeirante has been in service with the FAB since the early 1970s. Initially, the Air Force planned to develop a new utility aircraft in partnership with Embraer that would use hybrid propulsion, called the STOUT ( Short Take-Off Utility Transport ) project. However, the project was cancelled.