Honduras Seeks Maintenance for Fighter Aircraft

The government is negotiating technical and financial arrangements with Brazil's Embraer for the recovery of the current fleet and eventual acquisition of new aircraft.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

After the United States rejected the request to service the fleet of fighter jets, the Honduran government has announced that "...This week, President Juan Orlando Hernandez is scheduled to meet with representatives from the company Embraer to manage the upgrading of the fleet of the Honduran Air Force (HAF). "

Laprensa.hn reported that "... Hernandez traveled to Brazil on Saturday ... and will take advantage of the visit to organise the restoration of aircraft that the country needs to combat drug trafficking. The Government will resume the project for fixing T-27 and A-37 Tucano aircraft of the FAH, and is also considering a possible acquisition of new aircraft. "

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Guatemala Buys Air Defense System from Brazil

April 2013

Embraer announced the sale to the Central American country of 6 Super Tucano fighter planes, plus 3 primary radars and a command control system, at an estimated cost of more than $170 million.

Although the Brazilian company did not disclose the amount paid by Guatemala, estimates made at the beginning of purchase negotiations last summer point to a minimum of $170 million as the amount of the contract, which includes logistical operational support and training for pilots and mechanics.

Guatemala Buys Fighter Jets for $170 million

October 2012

The Guatemalan Congress has approved borrowing from banks in Brazil and Argentina for the purchase of six Super Tucano aircraft and a tactical air control center.

Elperiodico.com.gt reports that the preamble refers to the need to monitor areas like Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz and Petén, to weaken the activities of organized criminals and drug traffickers in these regions under project entitled ‘Construction of a System for Monitoring and Protection of the Mayan Biosphere.

El Salvador Negotiates Fighter Jets

November 2010

The Government is negotiating with Brazilian manufacturer Embraer a $ 100 million aircraft purchase.

While there is no exact number, an estimated 10 EMB-314 Super Tucano would be purchased.

Asked by El Mundo, Walter Guzman, president of the Legislative Defense Committee, stated "It is a fact that we are going to purchase."

Brazil's Embraer Could Enter Panama

August 2009

The company Embraer could install a plane factory in Panama.

This was reported by Industry and Commerce Ministry Roberto Herníquez, when he was speaking about a recent trade mission by 140 Brazilian businessmen.

Prensa.com published related comments from Panama's vice president Juan Carlos Varela: "There are many Brazilian companies interested in establishing in our country, and also Brazilian banks are interested in financing infrastructure projects".

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