The second of four Italian C-27J Spartan aircrafts formally joined Peruvian Air Force (FAP for its Spanish acronym) last night in a ceremony witnessed by Prime Minister Pedro Cateriano and Defense Minister Jakke Valakivi.
According to the Cabinet’s chief, the incorporation of these brand new state-of-the-art planes kicks of the process of modernization in the Armed Forces, and results not only in the improvement of FAP’s logistical capacity, but in the service provided to Peruvians.
He also referred that the purchase opens medium and short term cooperation opportunities with Italy for the installation of maintenance workshops of these aircrafts at the service of Peru and other Latin American countries.
On the other hand, Defense Minister informed the third and fourth C-27J Spartan plane will be delivered in early and late 2016, respectively.
Capable to carry up to 60 soldiers, the aircraft can be used for different roles including support in case of natural disasters, transport of up to 36 injured people resting on pallets, passenger and cargo transport, among others.