Mexico Orders Four C-27J Transport Aircraft

  • 12:00 AM, July 6, 2011
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New success on the international markets for the tactical transport aircraft C-27J, designed and built by Alenia Aeronautica, a Finmeccanica company. Mexico has in fact ordered four C-27Js for a total value of about 200 million dollars. The contract has been signed today at the headquarters of SEDENA (Secreteria della Defensa Nacional) in Mexico City, at the presence of General Augusto Moisés Garcìa Ochoa, Director General de Administracion de SEDENA and General Leonardo Gonzàlez Garcìa, Comandante de la Fuerza Aerea Mexicana, and Mr. Giuseppe Giordo, Alenia Aeronautica’s CEO and Responsible of Finmeccanica’s Aeronautics Sector. The first aircraft will be in Mexico City before the military parade on September 16th 2011 and the whole supply will be completed by the end of 2012. The contract envisages also the logistics support of the whole fleet for several years. “We are very pleased with the Mexican choice” Giuseppe Giordo has commented: “Thanks to this order, considering it is the first in Latin America and premise of further orders by other countries of the same area, the number of airplanes ordered to date goes up to 83, confirming the C-27J as best seller among the aircraft of its category”.
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