Em­braer de­liv­ers fi­nal A-29 Su­per Tu­cano and F-5M air­craft to FAB


Em­braer suc­cess­fully per­formed the first flight of the A-1M pro­to­type at its man­u­fac­tur­ing plant in Gav­ião Peixoto, in out­state São Paulo, dur­ing a cer­e­mony at­tended by the Aero­nau­tics Com­man­der, Air Force Gen­eral Ju­niti Saito, and of­fi­cers from the Brazil­ian Air Force (FAB) high com­mand.

The air­craft’s flight test cam­paign will soon be­gin. The A-1M pro­gramme pro­vides for re­fur­bish­ing and up­grad­ing 43 FAB AMX sub­sonic fight­ers. Ten air­craft are al­ready at the com­pany’s fa­cil­i­ties and the first de­liv­er­ies are planned for 2013.

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