Feb 20, 2014
Singapore Air Force to receive last M-346 trainers
Ten aircraft have already been delivered, along with associated ground-based training equipment and an initial package of logistics support. The remainder will follow in March.
Operations with Singapore’s first M-346s began at Cazaux air base in France in February 2013, with its first student pilot having entered training the following month.
Singapore ordered its M-346 fleet in 2010 as replacements for aged Douglas A-4 Skyhawk trainers. Alenia Aermacchi is teamed with Boeing and ST Aerospace to deliver the programme.
Alenia Aermacchi has also sold the twin-engined type to Israel and Italy, and been formally selected by Poland.