Dozen's first lands with ItAF.

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The Italian Air Force received the first of twelve C-27J tactical airlifters in mid-January 2007 from Alenia Aeronautica. The complete order of a dozen C-27Js is scheduled to be delivered by 2008, effectively replacing the ageing G.222s still in service with the 46th Wing ItAE The C-27J is an advanced new-generation medium airlifter that was specifically designed as a tactical transport. The aircraft can take-off from and land on paved and unimproved surfaces less than 500 metres long, can transport ten tonnes, 62 persons in passenger and 36 in stretcher (with six assistants) configuration. An advanced flight data transmittal system, digital...

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