Posted on | september 17, 2012 | No Comments
About half of a year the purchase contract signed between Indonesia government with Brazillian aircraft manufacture, Embraer to order for 16 of turbobrop trainner, EMB-134 Super Tucano. The first 4 aircraft has landed at Halim PErdana Kusuma AFB, Jakarta on saturday afternoon September, 1st. EMB-134 will replace the aging Rockwell made trainer aircraft, OV-10 F aricraft serving the Indonesia Air Force for this past decade.
The planes landed 2 hours late behind the schedule. Final approach is Abdulrahman Saleh AFB, Malang, Eastern Java. This trainer planes will be served at 21 air squadron. Took off at sunday, September, 2nd from Halim Perdana Kusuma AFB. The air force Chief will perform the acceptance ceremonial in September 17th at Abdulrahman Saleh AFB, Malang, Eastern JAva.
The ferry flight was leaded by Capt. Carlos Alberto and took off from Embraer manufacture factory Gavião Peixoto at San Jose dos Campos, Brazil. Total flight hour record log was 54 hours and 35 minutes via 12 countries or 14 air base around the globe before landed in Indonesia. They are Cape Verde, Spain, Morroco, Italy, Greece Egypt, Qatar, Oman, India, Thailand before made final approach in Indonesia.
With Drop tanks under the wing board pylon, the plane could travel 2,855 km or about 7,5 hours flight without refueling. It could maintain flying altitude at 35,000 feet with 320 knots of speed or 580 km/h.
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