Beechcraft T-6C Texan II jet supports Tunisian Air Force pilot production

Textron Aviation Defense has received its eighth Beechcraft T-6C Texan II aircraft.

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This is in support of Tunisian Air Force pilot production at No. 13 Squadron at Sfax Air Base in Tunisia.

Textron Aviation Defense was previously awarded a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract for eight T-6C Texan II advanced military training aircraft, in-country field service and logistics support representatives, programme management support, interim contractor support for the first year, training for pilots and maintenance professionals, spare engines, spare parts and aircraft support equipment.

“It’s an honour to celebrate the induction of the Beechcraft T-6C into Tunisian Air Force pilot production,” said Brett Pierson, president and CEO of Textron Aviation Defense. “The world’s most advanced global air forces and pilots trust us to deliver a great aircraft that enables them to make the world a better, more secure place. Our world-class workforce goes above and beyond to design, manufacture, deliver and support the world’s premier military flight trainer. It is an honour that partner nations continue to put their confidence in the Beechcraft T-6 Texan II as the gold standard in training capabilities.” 

U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia Joey R. Hood said: “Tunisia plays an important role in ensuring not only its own national security but also that of northern Africa and the continent as a whole,” and reiterated the United States’ commitment to supporting Tunisia’s efforts to strengthen the Tunisian Air Force’s capacity to respond both to security and humanitarian needs.