Embraer has entered into a services agreement with the Philippines to provide materiel support for the nation’s fleet of A-29 Super Tucano combat aircraft.

“This agreement will provide support for more than 200 part numbers,” says the Brazilian airframer. The company adds that it will be “leveraging on our customer support team in [the] Asia-Pacific” to deliver the service.

Philippine air force A-29

Source: Embraer

The Philippine air force operates six A-29Bs

Flown from Clark air base, the Philippine air force’s A-29Bs are assigned to its 15th Strike Wing, and suitable for tasks including armed surveillance and close air support.

The Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-engined turboprops were formally handed over to the nation in October 2020.

In addition to the Philippines, Indonesia and Turkmenistan also operate the Super Tucano in the Asia-Pacific region, with the nations having a respective 15 and five examples in use.