United States Sierra Nevada Corporation which recently delivered a dozen A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to Nigeria has set-up it’s office in the country.
SNC is required to provide continuing technical and maintenance support the for 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack combat aircraft, delivered to the NAF in July and September 2021.
SNC opened the office in Abuja in partnership with Nigerian firm AVISTAR Consulting, to “supports SNC’s ongoing work with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) as well as other business opportunities in the region.” The company said on June 16.
The new Abuja office highlights SNC’s expanding role in providing aircraft modification and integration support capabilities to nations in Africa, especially in the areas of special operations, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, transport, infrastructure, border and maritime security, personnel recovery and medical evacuation.
“Establishing this location is a demonstration of SNC’s commitment to the Nigerian people and the Armed Forces of Nigeria,” said Jon Burgoyne, SNC’s executive vice president for the IAS business area. “As nations across Africa prepare to meet the security challenges of the future, such as safeguarding critical infrastructure and maintaining maritime and border security, SNC will help them stay one step ahead. SNC is prepared to provide the innovative, agile and affordable aircraft integration and modification solutions necessary to ensure mission success.”
SNC noted that it has delivered and supported modified aircraft to more than 19 countries and 15 government agencies and military branches.
With the addition of the office in Abuja, SNC has greatly expanded its physical and human infrastructure to better deliver for its customers, boasting 16 aircraft hangars, more than 45 certified pilots and over 100 aircraft maintenance personnel available to deploy anywhere in the world within hours of notice. This ability to rapidly deploy aircraft and personnel in support of critical customer needs is proven, reliable and safe.
SNC has provided contractor operated support to customers worldwide, including several partner nations in Africa. It also supports expeditionary activities from forward operation bases worldwide.