Friday, August 15, 2008

Embraer Confirms Deal for Super Tucanos


Chile's air force is acquiring 12 Super Tucano training aircraft, Brazil's Embraer announced Aug. 15. The contract includes logistical, training and operational support, including a simulator. The cost wasn't disclosed, but news reports have estimated it at $120 million. Deliveries are set for the second half of 2009. The Super Tucano is a turboprop aircraft that can be equipped for ground-attack missions. It is replacing the CASA C-101 Halcon trainer. The deal expands Embraer's partnership with Enaer, the Chilean air force's aerospace company.

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