Airbus Defence and Space and Coulson Group collaboration on C295W water bomber
The Republic of Lebanon confirmed the acquisition of six A-29 Super Tucano turboprop aircraft from Embraer Defense & Security and Sierra Nevada Corporation. The contract includes logistics support for aircraft operation as well as a complete training system for Lebanese Air Force pilots and mechanics. The sale was approved in June by the US State Department.
The aircraft sale is part of a larger, more comprehensive package, including infrastructure improvements that will be fulfilled by other parties not involved in the Embraer/SNC partnership. The planes, which are currently in operation with 10 Air Forces around the world, will be built in the Jacksonville, Florida.
“The selection of the A-29 by the Leba-
Airbus Defence and Space and the Coulson Group of Canada have signed a memorandum of understanding covering the industrialisation, supply and support of the new water bomber version of