Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi has delivered the first C-27J Spartan tactical transport aircraft to Peruvian Air Force.
The delivery of the tactical transport aircraft is the result of an agreement between Alenia Aermacchi and the Peruvian Air Force made of two contracts, the company announced in its press release on Friday.
The first was signed in December 2013 for the supply of two C-27Js and the second in December 2014 for the acquisition of two further aircraft C-27J military transport aircraft by Peruvian Air Force. The value of the two contracts, for a total of four firm orders confirmed, amounts to about US $240 million and today’s delivery concerns the first of the two airplanes ordered as per the 2013 contract. The deliveries of the other three aircraft will end in 2017.
The C-27Js which will be managed by the Air Group n. 8 at the Callao base, on the central coast of the Country, will be employed as strategic asset in passenger and cargo transport, humanitarian, fire-fighting, search and rescue and internal security missions.
The C-27J Spartan has been selected thanks to its capability of operating safely and efficiently and at competitive costs in all operational scenarios of Latin American Country, including activities on semi-prepared airstrips of the Andes and of the many local airports.
In addition to Peru the C-27J Spartan has already been ordered, amongst others, by the Air Forces of U.S., Australia, Italy, Mexico, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Lithuania, Greece and Morocco, for a total of 80 units.