Embraer Defense & Security to convert A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for Smoke Squadron

RIO DE JANEIRO, 12 April 2013. Embraer Defense & Security and the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) won a $16 million contract, including an aeronautics service package totaling $10.1 million, to provide aeronautical services (engineering, design, painting, modification, and reconfiguration, among others) to adapt and put into operation 12 Aeronautics Command A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for use by the Aerial Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Smoke Squadron (Esquadrilha da Fumaca).

Apr 12th, 2013
Embraer sells eight Super Tucano turboprops at Farnborough Tuesday, bringing its show total to 15
Embraer sells eight Super Tucano turboprops at Farnborough Tuesday, bringing its show total to 15

RIO DE JANEIRO, 12 April 2013.Embraer Defense & Security and the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) won a $16 million contract, including an aeronautics service package totaling $10.1 million, to provide aeronautical services (engineering, design, painting, modification, and reconfiguration, among others) to adapt and put into operation 12 Aeronautics Command A-29 Super Tucano aircraft for use by the Aerial Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Smoke Squadron (Esquadrilha da Fumaca).

"The addition of a modern aircraft, like the A-29 Super Tucano, to the operations of the Smoke Squadron, will contribute significantly to the FAB being able to continue fulfilling its mission of demonstrating its professionalism and of awakening a calling for aviation in Brazilian young people,” says Eduardo Bonini Santos Pinto, senior vice president, operations and COO of Embraer Defense & Security.

"The A-29 Super Tucano flying in the livery of the Smoke Squadron is a source of great pride for the FAB, because it represents a unique opportunity for demonstrating, worldwide, a product that was conceived in conjunction with the Brazilian aeronautics industry, as well as its striking technology," adds Air Force Lieutenant-Brigadier Helio Paes de Barros Junior, FAB Commander-General of Support. "The Super Tucano will bring power and robust action to the Squadron's demonstrations."

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