Nigerian Airforce to induct A-29 Super Tucano August 31
By Samuel Ogunsona
The Nigerian Airforce will on August 31 induct the newly acquired A-29 Tucano
A statement made available to Irohonioodua on Wednesday signed by
Director of Public Relations and Information
Nigerian Air Force, Edward Gabkwet said the induction ceremony of the newly acquired A-29 Super Tucano aircraft into the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Order of Battle is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 31 August 2021 at the 011 Presidential Air Fleet Apron, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The event is slated for 10.00am. He said expectedly, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, will preside over the induction ceremony as the Special Guest of Honour.
“As part of programmes lined up for the induction ceremony, a symbolic flypast will be performed by some of the newly acquired A-29 Super Tucano aircraft within the vicinity of the induction ceremony,” he said.
It would be recalled that the first batch of 6 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft arrived Kano, Nigeria on 22 July 2021. On arrival, the aircraft were received by the Honourable Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd), alongside the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao.
NAF said the second batch of the remaining 6 A-29 Super Tucanos are expected in Nigeria before the end of 2021.