Brazilian Air Force pilots will be flying the ordered close-air support (CAS) A-29B Super Tucano aircraft to Philippines for delivery which starts before this year ends.
“Embraer will deliver the first of 6 Super Tucano light attack planes earlier ordered by PAF before the year ends,” said Inquirer.net’s Frances Mangosing who attended the Air Force Symposium (AFS) 2019 on June 4.
“The rest will be in 2020 and will be flown by Brazilian Air Force pilots,” she added.
In 2017, the Department of National Defense (DND) selceted Brazil-based Embraer to supply 6 CAS aircraft for PAF.
Embaer said the A-29 Super Tucano is a durable, versatile and powerful turboprop aircraft capable of carrying out a wide range of missions, even operating from unimproved runways.
“The Super Tucano is the best light attack aircraft in the market and we are confident that it will accomplish with excellence the missions it was selected for,” Jackson Schneider, president and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security said in 2017.