Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Dutch Deliver Two F-27s to Peru

The two Fokker-60 Utility transport aircraft that Defence has sold to Peru today took off from Woensdrecht air force base on their ferry flight to that country. These Netherlands-manufactured aircraft are redundant to air force requirements.

The Royal Netherlands Air Force bought the Fokker 60 Utility aircraft from their manufacturer to efficiently transport small numbers of personnel and cargo. The aircraft took part in emergency services during crisis management operations and missions.

In 2006, the Air Force stopped operating the Fokker-60 when the C-130 Hercules tactical airlift fleet took over their missions.

Earlier this year the Peruvian government purchased two Fokker 60s that will be used as maritime patrol aircraft.

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