Pilatus PC-21

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Arrival of PC-21 ushers in new era of aircrew training for Spain

AirForces Monthly reports on Spain’s newly acquired Pilatus PC-21 fleet as it formally takes over the Spanish Air and Space Force’s basic flying training mission from the C-101EB Aviojet

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Spain receives first two of 24 PC-21 turboprop trainers

The Spanish Ministry of Defence took delivery of its first two PC-21s on September 14. The two aircraft are part of an order for 24 aircraft placed in November 2020

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France orders nine more Pilatus PC-21s

Pilatus Aircraft announced on July 16 that the French Air and Space Force has ordered an additional nine PC-21s, adding to the 17 examples purchased by France in 2017 for training purposes

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First six Spanish PC-21s in flight testing

Pilatus is continuing to make progress with the Spanish Air Force's PC-21 acquisition programme, which will ultimately replace the service’s 61-strong fleet of aged CASA C-101EB Aviojet jet trainers

Leonardo to supply electronics for Spanish PC-21s

Pilatus has contracted Leonardo to provide electronic components for the Ejército del Aire’s (Spanish Air Force’s) future PC-21 single-engine turboprop trainer fleet.

Last batch of Australian PC-21s en-route

THE FINAL THREE Pilatus PC-21s destined for service with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have departed Stans, Switzerland, on a ferry flight to the country.