The first two C-27J Spartan tactical transport aircraft for the Air Force of Peru are steadily showing more of their beauty at the Alenia Aermacchi plant in Italy, according to pictures released by the Peruvian Ministry of Defence on 28 November 2014.
The Fuerza Aérea del Perú (FAP) has a total requirement of twelve aircraft, with the first quartet already in the books. The C-27Js are the core pieces of the modernisation of the Latin America country’s airlift capabilities. Lima will deploy the planes throughout the country, where they will operate in coastal, mountain and forest areas, each being able to move twice the load of the Antonov An-32B of which currently five are on strength with the FAP while being able to operate from smaller airstrips than the pair of Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft still operational.
The two first pair of Peruvian Air Force C-27Js are scheduled to arrive between March and April 2015.
© 2014 Airheadsfly.com editor Marcel Burger, based on source information provided by the Oficina de Prensa del Ministerio de Defensa