Poland receives final upgraded PZL-130 Orlik

Airbus Poland has delivered the last of 28 PZL-130 Orlik (Eaglet) turboprop-driven two-seat trainers to the Polish Air Force, following its upgrade to TC-II standard.

The last aircraft to complete the upgrade (serial 044) was officially handed back to Polish Air Force representatives during a ceremony held at Airbus’ facility in Warsaw on October 25. The first batch of 16 PZL-130 TC-Is were modernised to TC-II standard from 2011-2013, as part of a deal worth PLN 148.6 million (€37m). In December 2017, a contract regarding the upgrade of another 12 PZL-130 TC-Is to TC-II standard – worth PLN 186 million (€44.6m) – was signed.

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