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C-27J to demo in Latin America

17th November 2016 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Leonardo-Finmeccanica is looking to expand its customer base for the C-27J Spartan in Latin America, with a tour of the continent now underway, the company announced on 14 November.

The tour will demonstrate the aircraft’s capabilities which Leonardo believes to be a good match for requirements in the region, including its ability to fly with heavy payloads at high altitudes, long range, and ability to land on different types of landing strips in all weather conditions. 

The tour will take in a number of Latin American countries, visiting Panama, La Paz, Buenos Aires and the Argentinian Antarctic Air Base in Marambio. 

Umberto Rossi, aircraft division head of marketing and sales, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, said: ‘Latin America is a very significant environment for our C-27J, for both military and humanitarian support roles. 

‘We believe that the Spartan aircraft, in both cargo and special version configurations, is an excellent solution for several armed forces in the region, as a result of its versatility and operational capabilities, which complies well with the demanding ‘geography’ and long distances of the Latin America region. The C-27J has lower operating costs and higher cargo productivity than similar aircraft.’

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