Royal Australian Air Force personnel have commenced training on the C-27J Spartan Battlefield Airlifter in the United States after the the first two aircraft were transferred to the Australian register. Air Force Director General Capability Planning Air Commodore Mike Kitcher said the first Spartans were expected in Australia by mid-2015. “A total of 10 aircraft will be delivered over the next two years, operated by No. 35 Squadron initially from RAAF Base Richmond,” AIRCDRE Kitcher said.

Australias first Spartan lifts off during its maiden flight since being handed over to the RAAF Dec 15

Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel conduct load transfer trials between a C-27J Spartan battlefield airlifter aircraft and an Australian Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter at RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland, on 11 November 2015.

Royal Australian Air Force and Australian Army personnel conduct load transfer trials between a Spartan battlefield airlifter aircraft and an Australian Army Chinook helicopter at RAAF Base Townsville, Queensland, on 11 November

15 Dec 2014,1st C-27J for Royal Australian Air Force conducted its 1st flight since being handed over to RAAF Nov 25.Serial A34-001, took off from Waco in Texas carrying instructors from L-3 Communications along with the heads of the RAAF's C-27J Transition Team. The RAAF is acquiring a fleet of 10 C-27J Spartans, with each aircraft being manufactured by Alenia Aermacchi in Italy, before being flown to the United States where L-3 Communications installs additional equipment the aircraft.

Australia's first Spartan, aircraft lifts off during its maiden flight since being handed over to the Royal Australian Air Force.

IOC For RAAF C-27J Spartan via @aeroaustralia

IOC For RAAF C-27J Spartan via @aeroaustralia


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