First C-27J Spartan for the Fuerza Aerea del Peru commences
The fuselage of the first c-27J for the Fuerza Aerea del Peru has arrived at the Alenia Aermacchi Turin plant for final assembly. Manufactured at Alenia Aermacchi’s Capodichino Naples site, the fuselage reached Turin by sea freight to Genoa and then by truck (from Genoa to Turin).
The Peruvian order for two aircraft was signed in Lima in December 2013. The first C-27J will arrive in Perù in early 2015 and will be used for tactical airlift and civil protection role. They will integrate, and start to replace, the fleet of Antonov An-32, which are in service since 1987.
In the tactical transport role the C-27J provides the best possible integration with the existing Peruvian fleet. It will provide an airlift capability between the smaller PC-6, DHC-6 and Y-12 and the larger C-130 Hercules.