Upgraded C-27J Makes First Flight

Upgraded C-27J Makes First Flight December 13, 2018

Leonardo's aircraft division has performed the first flight of its C-27J transport in a new baseline configuration. The sortie took place on 3 December from the manufacturer's plant in Turin, northern Italy. Featuring a number of avionics and cockpit upgrades, the new configuration is designed to make the aircraft compliant with next-generation air traffic management requirements and reduce military obsolescence issues. 

The upgrades will also be available as a retrofit for current operators.

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