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Australia has taken delivery of the new pilot training system developed under project AIR5428, Lockheed Martin Australia confirmed.
Swiss aircraft manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft is to deliver a total of 24 PC-21 trainers to the Spanish Air Force by June 2022.
The French Air Force has ordered 9 PC-21 aircraft from Pilatus, bringing the total number of turboprop trainers on order to 26 airframes.
The first PC-21 trainer aircraft built for the Spanish Air Force has completed its first production test flights in Switzerland.
The new PC-21 full-mission simulator will be delivered in 2022 to the Cognac-Châteaubernard Air Base in southwest France.
The Spanish Air Force is the third European air force to choose the PC-21 next generation trainer.