Italy’s C-27J fleet Passes 10,000-hour Milestone

 - July 19, 2010, 10:50 PM

This month the Italian air force’s fleet of 12 Alenia Aeronautica C-27J transports racked up its 10,000th flying hour, during the course of which the type has consistently demonstrated high operational efficiency. The fleet was delivered to the 46th air wing at Pisa between 2007 and last year, and since 2008 the airplanes have been used on theater operations in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Alenia Aeronautica has installed a full-motion simulator for the C-27J at Pisa. It has been evaluated extensively by the air force and is to be officially handed over soon.