Peru has received its first of four C-27J Spartans from Alenia Aermacchi, with the type to undertake tasks including passenger and cargo transport, humanitarian relief flights, search and rescue missions and fire-fighting, the European manufacturer says.

Formally accepted in Lima on 27 March, lead aircraft FAP-328 is the first of two examples ordered in December 2013. The Peruvian air force doubled its order one year later, with deliveries under the now four-unit commitment scheduled to conclude during 2017. The type will be operated from Callao air base, Alenia Aermacchi says.

C-27J Peru - Alenia Aermacchi

Alenia Aermacchi

Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database records Peru as also holding options to increase its Spartan fleet by a further eight aircraft, to be built through 2018.