3 more Turkmenistan Air Force EMB-314E Super Tucanos stopped yesterday afternoon at Luqa whilst on delivery. Future serials are 03 BLUE – PT-ZHN (c/n 314000272), 04 BLUE – PT-ZHK (c/n 314000273), and 05 BLUE – PT-ZHO (c/n 314000274).
On 14 June 2021, the trio started their delivery flight. and have flown the following route: São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil (SJK) – Recife/Guararapes-Gilberto Freyre, PE, Brazil (REC) – Carlos Wilson Airport, Brazil (FEN) – Amilcar Cabral, Sal Island, Cape Verde (SID) – Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain (LPA) – Alverca, Portugal (AVR) and Luqa, Malta (MLA).
The next stop will be Samsun / Carsamba in Turkey and their final destination will be Mary Airport (UTAM) where the Turkmenistan Frogfoots are based. Presumably this will be their homebase.
This completes the order for 5 super tucanos for the Turkmenistan Air Force, who currently seems to be very busy modernising its air force with new aircraft.