PH receives 4 A-29 Super Tucano fighter planes from Brazil

Published September 21, 2020, 1:10 PM

by Richa Noriega

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has received four fighter planes from Empresa Brasiliera de Aeronáutica (Embraer SA) of Brazil, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

PH Receives Support Aircraft (A-29 Super Tucano) from Empresa Brasiliera de Aeronáutica (Embraer SA) of Brazil:…

Posted by Department of Foreign Affairs, Republic of the Philippines on Sunday, September 20, 2020

The DFA said the four Close Air Support Aircraft (A-29 Super Tucano) arrived last Sept. 19 at the Clark International Airport and two more will arrive this week.

The department said the delivery of the fighter planes is part of the revised Armed Forces of the Philippines Modernization Program (AFPMP).

Embraer SA is the world’s third largest producer of civil aircraft, which also produces commercial, military, and executive aircraft and provides aeronautical services, after Boeing and Airbus.

“The Philippine Embassy in Brasilia provided assistance in coordinating the ferry flight and other necessary arrangements with Embraer SA to ensure the timely delivery of the aircraft,” the DFA added.