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FIDAE 2016: Argentina unveils new trainer

31st March 2016 - 15:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Santiago


Argentina’s state-owned aircraft manufacturer Fábrica Argentina de Aviones (FAdeA) has unveiled a new training aircraft at this year’s FIDAE airshow in Chile, which is aimed at the South American military and civilian training market.

The clean sheet aircraft – named the IA-100 – has taken a year to develop, according to Frederico Bima, a procurement manager at FAdeA. The aircraft will be used by armed forces as an ‘elementary trainer’, meaning the first 40 hours of flight training for a student.

‘At this moment the aircraft is about to make its first flight,’ said Bima. ‘We are just completing the

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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