RAAF retires PC-9/A fleet
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has officially retired its PC-9/A fleet after more than 30 years of flying operations.
The aircraft has provided the backbone of RAAF and Royal Australian Navy pilot flight training since it was introduced to service in 1987.
The PC-9/A is being replaced by the PC-21 as part of the new pilot training system project.
Deputy Air Commander Australia, Air Commodore Guy Wilson, said: ‘The PC-9 aircraft has provided fantastic service to the Australian Defence Force over the past three decades.
‘The aircraft has successfully supported 103 pilot training courses and graduated more than 1400 pilots from navy and air force.’
The retired fleet of PC-9/A aircraft will be disposed through transferring to heritage centres, allocating as training aids and through commercial sale.
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