The Philippine Air Force has signed a services
agreement with Embraer for its fleet of A-29 Super Tucano
The deal will provide support for more than
200-part numbers for the Philippine Air Force’s fleet of six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft
that were delivered in 2020, during the global pandemic.
aircraft are operated and maintained by the Philippine Air Force’s
15th Strike Wing.
Philippine Air Force A-29 Super Tucano
“Staying close to our customers and supporting
them in their missions is core to what we do,” said Rinaldo
Piubeli Prado, Vice President of Worldwide Defense & Security
Customer Support & Aftermarket Sales, Embraer Services & Support.
“Leveraging on our customer support team in Asia Pacific, we are
honored to support the Philippine Air Force as they deploy the
A-29 and utilize it to its fullest potential.”
With more than 260 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft
delivered to 16 air force’s around the world, the turboprop
fighter has accumulated over 500,000 flight hours flown, of which
approximately 60,00 have been on active operations.
The A-29 Super Tucano is the only aircraft in its
category equipped with an internal machine gun, which releases
pylons for use with other weapons and allows for more than 160
configuration possibilities. The aircraft can also be used for
training, reconnaissance, support and much more.
In South East Asia, two air forces operate the
plane – Philippines and Indonesia.
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