Philippine Air Force A-29 Super Tucano
The Philippine Air Force has signed a services agreement with Embraer for its fleet of A-29 Super Tucano aircraft.
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.
The aircraft are operated and maintained by the Philippine Air Force’s 15th Strike Wing.
“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.