Press Release


Final assembly of the first C-27J Spartan for the Fuerza Aerea del Peru' started

The fuselage of the first C-27J for the Fuerza Aerea del Peru' has arrived at the Alenia Aermacchi Turin plant for final assembly.
Manufactured at Alenia Aermacchi’s Capodichino Naples site, the fuselage reached Turin by sea freight (from Naples to Genoa) and then by truck (from Genoa to Turin).
The Peruvian order for 2 aircraft was signed in Lima last December.
The first C-27J will arrive in Perù in early 2015 and will be used for tactical airlift and civil protection role. They will integrate, and start to replace, the fleet of Antonov An-32, which are in service since 1987.
In the tactical transport role the C-27J provides the best possible integration with the existing Peruvian fleet. It will provide an airlift capability between the smaller PC-6, DHC-6 and Y-12 and the larger C-130 Hercules.