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More King Airs for RAAF

29th March 2017 - 04:06 GMT | by Nigel Pittaway in Melbourne


Despite considering the consolidation of its 16-strong Beechcraft King Air 350 fleet over the next two years, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is acquiring four new aircraft from Hawker Pacific.

Although not announced publicly, a spokesperson for the Australian Department of Defence said the aircraft are being acquired under a leasing agreement with Hawker Pacific, and that they will be operated by 32 Squadron (Air Training Wing) at East Sale in Victoria.

They will be used to train RAAF air combat officers (ACO) and Royal Australian Navy aviation warfare officers (AvWO).

The spokesperson said that the new aircraft are

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Nigel Pittaway


Nigel Pittaway

Nigel Pittaway is a Shephard correspondent based in Melbourne, Australia.

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