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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 The thing is that C-101 is not only outdated, but also close to a complete exhaustion of the resource, which has already led to a number of crashes and deaths of instructors and cadets of the academy.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. Starper-xnumx
    Starper-xnumx 30 November 2019 13: 39
    -8
    Spanish Air Force buys 24 RS-21 turboprop trainers

    But what about the F-35? Israel offends usa he he he
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 30 November 2019 13: 58
      +3
      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. sabakina
        sabakina 30 November 2019 20: 57
        +2
        Styopa, be merciful. This is Vital ... wink
  2. lucul
    lucul 30 November 2019 13: 40
    -6
    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. Piramidon
      Piramidon 30 November 2019 14: 17
      -1
      Quote: lucul
      While we will give them resources

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

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

          Shot himself, or what? fool
  3. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 30 November 2019 13: 41
    -1
    The cost is lower, it’s good. And to what extent can a propeller-driven aircraft replace a jet?
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 30 November 2019 13: 51
      +4
      In order to put cadets on the wing - quite!
      Further apparently suggest using combat training aircraft of jet aircraft.
    2. Piramidon
      Piramidon 30 November 2019 14: 11
      +2
      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. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 30 November 2019 14: 16
        +3
        But in fact, if I’m not mistaken, they put me in LU?
      2. Prisoner
        Prisoner 30 November 2019 14: 36
        +2
        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. Piramidon
          Piramidon 30 November 2019 14: 48
          +2
          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. The leader of the Redskins
            The leader of the Redskins 30 November 2019 16: 39
            0
            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. NN52
            NN52 30 November 2019 16: 45
            +6
            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. Prisoner
            Prisoner 30 November 2019 18: 50
            +1
            So our boys stand on the wing on the same pipes and the stick in front of the nose does not flicker. laughing
      3. Ros 56
        Ros 56 30 November 2019 19: 27
        +2
        We had it in Soviet times in the UAZ, we started with the L-29.
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 30 November 2019 13: 52
    -1
    Everyone thinks money ... They really think ... Reactive did not even consider.
  5. Basarev
    Basarev 30 November 2019 13: 58
    +3
    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. Klingon
    Klingon 30 November 2019 18: 20
    0
    like this RS-21, reminds me of another plane, the R-39 Aero Cobra laughing
  7. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 30 November 2019 23: 58
    0
    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. Donald72
      Donald72 1 December 2019 04: 55
      0
      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.