First locally produced KT-1 for Peru

Peru on Tuesday 21 April introduced the first locally produced KT-1P turbo prop trainer aircraft into its air force. The aircraft is the first of 16 to be built by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Peruvian company Seman at Las Palmas airbase in the capital Lima.

The Fuerza Aérea del Perú already operates four KT-1s produced by KAI at its plant in Sacheon in South Korea. The order for a total of 20 aircraft was placed on 6 November 2012.

The KT-1 is now in service with South Korea, Indonesia, Turkey and Peru. Most of the 40 Turkish aircraft were license built by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI).

© 2015 editor Elmer van Hest
Featured image (top): A Peruvian KT-1. (Image © Fuerza Aérea del Perú)