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.

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