Spain buys PC-21 turboprop aircraft for pilot training

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Spain buys PC-21 turboprop aircraft for pilot training

Training aircraft PIlatus PC-21 French Air Force

The Spanish Air Force buys the 24 turboprop training aircraft PC-21 manufactured by the Swiss company Pilatus Aircraft. This is stated on the Spanish public procurement website.

According to the agreement, the Spanish Air Force will receive the first six aircraft and one ground simulator in March 2020 of the year, and the delivery of all 24 machines should be completed by the end of the 2022 of the year. In the Spanish Air Force, the PC-21 aircraft will receive the designation E.27. The contract value is 204,75 million euros.



The Spanish Ministry of Defense said that the RS-21 turboprop aircraft will replace the CASA C-101EV Aviojet Spanish-made 1980-produced Spanish combat training aircraft currently used as the main preparation stage at the Spanish Air Force Academy (Academia General del Aire - AGA ) in San Javier. The thing is that C-101 is not only outdated, but also close to a complete exhaustion of the resource, which has already led to a number of crashes and deaths of instructors and cadets of the academy. The military department decided to completely cease operation of the C-101 aircraft by September 2021 of the year.

The RS-21 aircraft was selected by the Spanish Ministry of Defense following a tender in which Beechcraft T-6C Texan II, Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano and KAI KT-1 turboprops were also attended. One of the factors of victory for this aircraft is its low cost compared to competitors.

Spain has become the ninth state to order the supply of Pilaus PC-21 aircraft. In total, 219 RS-21 aircraft have been built to date.
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    1. -8
      30 November 2019 13: 39
      Spanish Air Force buys 24 RS-21 turboprop trainers

      But what about the F-35? Israel offends usa he he he
      1. +3
        30 November 2019 13: 58
        Quote: Starper-777
        But what about the F-35? Israel offends usa he he he

        Vitalik, have you reincarnated again with your stupid senile, marasmic "He-He"?
        What is the connection between a combat aircraft (F-35) and training aircraft, do you even feel a little? Hehe fool
        1. +2
          30 November 2019 20: 57
          Styopa, be merciful. This is Vital ... wink
    2. -6
      30 November 2019 13: 40
      While we will give them resources - the technological level of Europe will be at its best. As soon as there are no resources, all technologies will end immediately.
      1. -1
        30 November 2019 14: 17
        Quote: lucul
        While we will give them resources

        How many and what resources have we GIVEN to them, Mr. Troll All-Singer?
        1. -1
          30 November 2019 14: 34
          How many and what resources have we GIVEN to them, Mr. Troll All-Singer?

          Aha-a-hah
          1. +1
            30 November 2019 15: 17
            Quote: lucul
            Aha-a-hah

            Shot himself, or what? fool
    3. -1
      30 November 2019 13: 41
      The cost is lower, it’s good. And to what extent can a propeller-driven aircraft replace a jet?
      1. +4
        30 November 2019 13: 51
        In order to put cadets on the wing - quite!
        Further apparently suggest using combat training aircraft of jet aircraft.
      2. +2
        30 November 2019 14: 11
        Quote: Leader of the Redskins
        The cost is lower, it’s good. And to what extent can a propeller-driven aircraft replace a jet?

        For initial training immediately reactive? And why bother with some kind of screw, you can without going from a bicycle directly to a combat aircraft.request
        1. +3
          30 November 2019 14: 16
          But in fact, if I’m not mistaken, they put me in LU?
        2. +2
          30 November 2019 14: 36
          It seems that irony is not appropriate here. The "flying desk" of many of our cadets of flight schools L-39 is jet. See, we didn't bother too much about the screws. hi
          1. +2
            30 November 2019 14: 48
            Quote: Captive
            It seems that irony is not appropriate here. The "flying desk" of many of our cadets of flight schools L-39 is jet. See, we didn't bother too much about the screws. hi

            Do not compare. When it was? In those days, gasoline was 70 kopecks per liter. hi
            1. 0
              30 November 2019 16: 39
              Then maybe in the sky, do not let? So let them work out on simulators ... Your strange policy, instead of admitting that you were incompetent, turns out like a mushroom in a frying pan. hi
            2. +6
              30 November 2019 16: 45
              Piramidon (Stepan. Russia)

              And now everything is the same for our cadets ... the same L 39 for the initial flight training. And the next type in the development of the Yak 130 (easier to master than the MiG 23UB and the MiG 23MLD once - as it were, combat ...))
            3. +1
              30 November 2019 18: 50
              So our boys stand on the wing on the same pipes and the stick in front of the nose does not flicker. laughing
        3. +2
          30 November 2019 19: 27
          We had it in Soviet times in the UAZ, we started with the L-29.
    4. -1
      30 November 2019 13: 52
      Everyone thinks money ... They really think ... Reactive did not even consider.
    5. +3
      30 November 2019 13: 58
      Well, what's wrong with that? Pilatus is an excellent TCB, also screw, operation is cheaper than jet. Even Russia would not be in the way. In general, a perfect routine. One western country sells training aircraft to another western country. The most common thing.
    6. 0
      30 November 2019 18: 20
      like this RS-21, reminds me of another plane, the R-39 Aero Cobra laughing
    7. 0
      30 November 2019 23: 58
      Hard to understand. Still, combat pilot training aircraft
      should look like the plane he’ll be allowed to fly
      in the air force.
      Imagine how a young pilot is changing from such ... "Airacobra"
      immediately to a single Typhoon or Raphael? This is a shock ...
      1. 0
        1 December 2019 04: 55
        Again, the opposite option. Imagine a lady in a driving school, the first day I went to drive, and the car is a Ford Mustang Shelby. I would have left the instructor on the day of the purchase of the car.

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