A-29 Super Tucano Counter-insurgency Aircraft Fleet Reaches 500,000 Flight Hours
Embraer introduced at this time, in the course of the 2022 version of FIDAE (Feria Internacional del Aire y del Espacio) in Chile, that the worldwide fleet of the A-29 Tremendous Tucano plane has reached 500,000 flight hours. With greater than 260 models delivered, the plane has already been chosen by greater than 15 air forces worldwide, together with the USA Air Power (USAF), in addition to a number of international locations in Latin America, together with Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil, the primary plane operator on the planet. Developed in response to the demanding necessities of the Brazilian Air Power (FAB), the A-29 Tremendous Tucano can carry out a broad vary of missions that embody gentle assault, aerial surveillance and interception, and counterinsurgency. The A-29 is rugged and versatile, with the ability to function from distant and unpaved runways on superior operational bases in hostile environments with little assist—all with low working prices and excessive availability (above 90%).
Along with fight roles, the plane is extensively used as a complicated coach. Its capacity to simulate fight missions and add and obtain flight knowledge has made it a extremely efficient coaching platform. As a real multi-mission plane, the A-29 is versatile sufficient to offer air forces with a single platform for gentle assault, armed reconnaissance, shut air assist, and superior coaching, thus optimizing their fleets. It’s geared up with quite a lot of state-of-the-art sensors and weapons, together with an electro-optical/infrared system with laser designator, evening imaginative and prescient goggles, safe communications and a data-link bundle. Its techniques enable the gathering and sharing of time-critical data, and the plane can function as a part of a networked setting.
“Because the arrival of the primary models of those plane to the Chilean Air Power, in 2009, the A-29 Tremendous Tucano has stood out for its operational versatility, robustness and working prices. I thank Embraer for having chosen FIDAE to have fun this essential milestone within the Tremendous Tucano’s operational historical past,” mentioned the Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Air Power, Air Power Common Arturo Merino Núñez.
“We’re delighted to share this essential milestone with the Chilean Air Power, our long-time buyer,” mentioned Bosco Costa Junior, Chief Industrial Officer, Embraer Protection and Safety. “Along with 500,000 flight hours, the A-29 has additionally collected greater than 60,000 hours in fight. In reality, it’s the solely superior gentle assault, reconnaissance, and coaching turboprop platform at the moment in manufacturing with confirmed fight capabilities the world over.”
In abstract, the A-29 Tremendous Tucano represents the gold normal in its area, combining superior plane efficiency with Twenty first-century weapons, built-in sensors and surveillance techniques to create a extremely efficient part of airpower. Different clients embody Indonesia, Lebanon and the Philippines. In Africa, clients embody Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Angola and, most just lately, Nigeria. Picture caption: (L-R) Bosco Costa Junior, Chief Industrial Officer, Embraer Protection and Safety, Air Power Common Arturo Merino Núñez, Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean Air Power, and Rafael Daher, Vice President, Gross sales and Enterprise Growth, Latin America, Embraer Protection and Safety.
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