Embraer Defense & Security to provide logistical support for the A-29 Super Tucano fleet of the Brazilian Air Force

 Embraer Defense & Security to provide logistical support for the A-29 Super
                   Tucano fleet of the Brazilian Air Force

PR Newswire

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 10, 2013

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Embraer Defense & Security and
the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) signed a contract, today, at LAAD Defence &
Security, for providing logistical support and services for the fleet of 92
A-29 Super Tucano aircraft operated by the FAB. The Integrated Logistical
Support Program (Programa de Suporte Logistico Integrado - PSLI) covers the
provision of supplies for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, repairs, and
overhauls of components, support for the landing gear and propeller groups,
and specialized technical support, as well as the integrated logistics needed
for moving materials and for planning. The contract, for a total of R$ 252
million, includes a basic service package that comes to R$ 223 million and
covers unexpected services, in the amount of R$ 29 million, for a period of
five years.

PSLI is an integrated solution that increases the fleet's capability and
mission readiness, with a fixed price and established performance
requirements. The program is based on long-term business planning model that
integrates an extensive network of partners and suppliers through centralized
management with a significant reduction of operating and support costs.

"It is a great pleasure to contribute to the readiness and operations of
Brazil's fleet of A-29 Super-Tucano aircraft," said Eduardo Bonini Santos
Pinto, Senior Vice President, Operations, and COO of Embraer Defense &
Security. "PSLI is a proven solution model and it will fully meet the needs of
the FAB in fulfilling its missions."

"We are confident that the solution presented by Embraer Defense & Security
will contribute to ensuring the operation of these aircraft under excellent
conditions, and it provides the FAB with an efficient and economic use of its
fleet," said Air Force Lieutenant-Brigadier Helio Paes de Barros Junior, FAB
Commander-General of Support.

About Embraer Defense & Security

With over 40 years of experience in providing Armed Forces around the world
with superior platforms and systems to aid in their defense and security,
Embraer Defense & Security has a growing presence in the global market, and
plays a strategic role in Brazil's defense system. Embraer Defense &
Security's product portfolio includes military airplanes, state-of-the-art
radar technologies, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and advanced information
and communications systems, such as Command, Control, Communications,
Computer, and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR)
applications. Embraer's airplanes and military solutions are in service with
more than 50 armed forces in 48 countries.

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