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Senegal chooses Korean trainers

22nd July 2016 - 12:13 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has gained a first African customer for its KT-1 turboprop trainer aircraft.

The inaugural customer on the continent is Senegal, which has ordered four aircraft. The contract was signed on 15 July, although its value was not disclosed. However, the KT-1’s unit cost is calculated to be around the $5 million mark.

Senegal will thus join the air forces of Indonesia (17 KT-1Bs), Peru (ten KT-1Ps and ten KA-1Ps), South Korea (85 KT-1s and 20 KA-1s) and Turkey (40 KT-1Ts) as an operator of the KT-1. Senegal’s order brings the type’s export total to 81 aircraft.

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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