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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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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

Airbus delivers 100th A400M

Airbus Defence and Space has recently completed the 100th delivery of its A400M Atlas heavy-lift tactical transport, with this example being handed over to the Spanish Air Force

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An in-depth look at Airbus' Future Jet Trainer

Airbus is developing a new-generation advanced jet trainer for Spain, but how will this future platform fare on the export market, with air arms starting to look at the recapitalisation of their training fleets across the globe? We investigate.

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An operational overview of Spain's now-retired Hercules fleet

The end of 2020 saw the retirement of the Spanish Air Force's military air-transport and air-to-air refuelling fleet. After almost half a century of service, we say farewell to Spain’s iconic C/KC-130 Hercules

Spain receives final two MQ-9A Block 5 RPAs

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) delivered the last two MQ-9A Block 5 remotely piloted aircraft and final ground control station to the Spanish Air Force on November 23

Spain set to replace Hornets with more Eurofighters

Spain is seeking 20 new-build Eurofighter EF-2000s to complement its existing fleet of the multi-role fighter and to replace its Boeing F/A-18A Hornet fleet, which are based on the Canary Islands

Spanish Air Force receives first NH90

Airbus Helicopters announced on October 14 that the first of 12 NHIndustries NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopters (TTHs) has been delivered to the Spanish Air Force

Airbus to lead Eurofighter radar integration effort

Airbus has been contracted to develop, supply and integrate 115 Captor-E electronically scanned array (E-Scan) radars for the German and Spanish Eurofighter EF-2000 multi-role fighter fleets.

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.