Alenia Aermacchi has completed assembly of the RAAF’s first C-27J. With the aircraft structurally complete, the aircraft is currently undergoing equipment installation and functional tests.
Alenia said roll-out and test flights will occur during December with customer acceptance tests planned to follow soon thereafter. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered to in the first quarter of 2014.
Alenia Aermacchi is providing the C-27J to prime contractor L-3 Communications in support of a US Foreign Military Sale for 10 of the Caribou replacements.