SNC Strengthens Africa Presence with Abuja, Nigeria, Office

ABUJA, Nigeria, June 16, 2022 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company, opened a location in Abuja, Nigeria, in partnership with Nigerian firm AVISTAR Consulting. This in-country location supports SNC’s ongoing work with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) as well as other business opportunities in the region.

SNC is contracted to provide continuing technical and maintenance support for 12 SNC-modified A-29 Super Tucano light attack combat aircraft, delivered to the NAF in August 2021.

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.”

Globally recognized for its advanced technology integrations and modifications on aircraft of all sizes, SNC 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. 

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SNC is a trusted leader in innovative, advanced technology solutions and open architecture integrations in aerospace and national security. Best known for its unique mission applications, SNC creates customized solutions for the world’s most pressing technology challenges in the fields of aviation, national security space, electronic warfare, command and control, mission systems and inline cybersecurity. SNC is once again recognized as a US Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private. In spring 2021, SNC announced the transition of its Space Systems business area to an independent commercial space company, Sierra Space.