Tecnam P2002JFS train Argentinean cadets
On 5 July the ‘Solo Flight’ ceremony for the first 34 Argentine Air Force cadets who have trained on the service’s new Tecnam P2002JFS took place at the School of Military Aviation in Córdoba. Last September the Argentinean Air Force contracted to lease P2002JFS with an option to purchase eight aircraft. The operational requirement was for 5,856 flight hours, to be flown within eighteen months. After their arrival in Argentina, Aerotec Argentina SA assembled the aircraft at its Mendoza facility. The contract with Tecnam also includes flight training, continuous maintenance, spare parts and specialist re-engineering of aircraft to meet the Argentinean armed forces Military Airworthiness Certification requirements.