Jacksonville, Fl. — What started out as an empty hanger on the Northside less than two years ago is now the place where military airplanes are assembled.
The first A29 Super Tucano manufactured in the United States made its debut today in a ceremony at the Embraer facility at Jacksonville International Airport.
Embraer and Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) on September 25 rolled out the first American-assembled A-29 Super Tucano for the U.S. Air Force’s Light Air Support (LAS) program. The single-engine turboprop will be used to provide light air support, reconnaissance and training capabilities to the Afghanistan military.
After years of bitter competitions, Embraer has finally established a U.S. foothold for production of defense systems stateside with the rollout of its first A-29 Super Tucano for sale to the U.S. Air Force.
Embraer North America and Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) on 25 September rolled out the first A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft produced outside Brazil.
The unveiling of the first A-29 Super Tucano fighter at Embraer’s Jacksonville facility Thursday represented hope for the Pentagon, Afghanistan and for Jacksonville.
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) — The Air Force recently completed its environmental analysis and has selected Moody Air Force Base here as the stateside training location for Afghan A-29 pilots and maintainers.
With legal fights lingering and budget battles waging in the nation’s capital, Jacksonville International Airport entered the military aircraft manufacturing business on Tuesday.
Brazilian plane maker Embraer stuck with plans to assemble military aircraft at Jacksonville International Airport for more than a year. In doing so, the company outlasted one lawsuit between a competitor and the government, two U.S. Department of Defense application processes and three expired options to lease a JIA hangar.
Gov. Rick Scott, in his second visit to Brevard County in as many days, was on hand to break ground for Embraer jet’s Engineering and Technology Center USA.