Apr 1, 2015

Peruvian Air Force Receives First C-27J Spartan

The official ceremony for the delivery of the first C-27J Spartan to Peru’s Air Force has taken place, in Lima, at Las Palmas base.
This aircraft is part of the contract signed between Alenia Aermacchi and Perú in December 2013.
In December 2014 a second contract was signed for two additional C-27Js bringing to four aircraft the number of these planes ordered by the Peruvian Air Force.
The airplanes’ deliveries will end in 2017 and will be managed by the Air Group n. 8 at the Callao base.
Perú will employ the C-27J as a strategic asset in passenger and cargo transport, humanitarian, fire-fighting, search and rescue and internal security missions.
In addition to Peru the C-27J Spartan has already been ordered by the Air Forces of Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Romania, Morocco and Slovakia, as well as by the U.S., Mexico, Australia and by an African Country, for a total of 80 airplanes.

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