Jan 7, 2013
USAF cancels Afghan C-27A program
The USAF has chosen not to renew a contract with Alenia North America to support a fleet of C-27As for the Afghan Air Force.
U.S. Air Force officials have decided not to renew a contract with Alenia North America to support and induct the small, Italian-made C-27A transport aircraft into the Afghan Air Force.
The decision, provided by the Air Force via letter Dec. 18, is the latest in a string of disappointments for Italian Aerospace conglomerate Finmeccanica as it has sought to boost its U.S. business.
Anthony Osborne, Amy Butler-aviationweek