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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.
With an order for two PC-24s placed in November 2020, Qatari Air Force joined the Swiss Air Force, which has been operating the PC-24 since 2019.
The first PC-21 trainer aircraft built for the Spanish Air Force has completed its first production test flights in Switzerland.
The Spanish Air Force is the third European air force to choose the PC-21 next generation trainer.