First flight for RAAF C-27J
The RAAF’s first C-27J Spartan tactical transport aircraft has completed its maiden flight in Italy.
DMO chief executive officer Warren King stated that the milestone represents a major step towards enhancing airlift capability. King said in a statement that the C-27J program remains on budget and on schedule, with the first two aircraft due to arrive in Australia in 2015.
Alenia Aermacchi stated on November 22 that the first RAAF C-27J is expected to be delivered to prime contractor L-3 Communications in the first quarter of 2014