Thursday, November 11, 2010

Embraer to sell Super Tucanos light attack turboprops to Indonesia

Brazilian aviation giant Embraer announced Wednesday that it has won an international competition to supply eight Super Tucano light attack turboprops to the Indonesian Air Force.Embraer did not say how much the deal was worth; it also includes ground support stations and an integrated logistics package. Deliveries to Indonesia start in 2012.

"We are very pleased to have the Indonesian Air Force as the newest customer of Embraer Defense Systems," said Orlando Jose Ferreira Neto, Embraer executive vice president."The Super Tucano is a proven light attack and advanced trainer turboprop, flying currently in five air forces, and we are certain it will perfectly suit Indonesia's needs."

The Super Tucano lists at around 10 million dollars, according to local media.Embraer, the world's third-largest aircraft maker, in the third quarter of 2010 had earnings of 128 million dollars.
By Agence France-Presse

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