Final Peruvian Air Force C-27J Spartan delivery

The fourth and final C-27J for the Fuerza Aérea del Perú (FAP, Peruvian Air Force) began its delivery flight on December 3.

Final Peruvian Air Force C-27J Spartan deliveryC-27J FAP-332 takes off from Turin-Caselle for a test fl ight on November 11. (Photo by Marco Rossi)

Serial FAP-332 departed Turin-Caselle Airport for Keflavík, Iceland, before routing via Canada and the United States. It was expected to arrive at its final destination, Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, on December 5.

The first two FAP Spartans were ordered under a contract signed in December 2013 and the other two in December the following year. The overall contract is worth around $240m.The last aircraft performed a first flight on November 9, 2017.

While under test in Italy, the aircraft wore the experimental registration CSX62305 and the markings of Grupo Aéreo de Transporte 8 (based at Callao) on the tail. The FAP uses the type for cargo and passenger transport, search and rescue (SAR) and humanitarian relief missions. Depending on budget allocation, a contract for a further eight aircraft is possible.

Source: AirForces Monthly – January 2018

XairForces Editor: Capitán Sergio Santos

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