The U.S. Air Force instructed Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) to restart work to deliver 20 Embraer A-29 Super Tucano Light Air Support (LAS) aircraft to the Afghan air force early in 2014, overriding the stop-work order it was required by law to issue after losing bidder Beechcraft protested the award of the $427 million contract. SNC was awarded the contract on Feb. 27, for the second time, the original December 2010 contract having been rescinded by the Air Force after the former Hawker ...


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