The C-27J Spartan is the latest in a successful tradition of military airlifters
including the C-27A Spartan and the G-222, which have been deployed by the United States, NATO, Coalition Forces, the United Nations, and Italy in support of military and humanitarian operations in Albania, Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Congo, Operations Desert Shield and Storm, East Timor, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kosovo, Libya, Mali, Panama, Rwanda, Somalia, Uganda and Yemen.
For the next several years, the EADS North America director's task is to sell a European-built airlifter
to a US military that now acknowledges no shortage of large transport aircraft.
C-295s are being used today by NATO and coalition partners on JCA-type missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the airlifter
is the only entry in the Joint Cargo Aircraft competition with FAA certification today.
The Ilyushin design bureau has restarted work on a very large, four-engine airlifter
that was initially drafted in the late 1980s.
Coast Guard the worlds most proven, versatile and advanced airlifter
, said George Shultz, vice president and general manager, Air Mobility & Maritime Missions at Lockheed Martin.
The move would allow the MoD to expand the Indian Air Force's (IAF) tactical airlifter
About the A400M: The A400M airlifter
is a cost-effective, high-speed turboprop aircraft specifically designed to meet the harmonised needs of European NATO nations and which equally fulfils the requirements of other air forces around the world.
The C-27J team provides an uncompromising commitment to deliver a proven, interoperable, and survivable airlifter
to the United States Army and Air Force.
The current production model is the C-130J Super Hercules, the airlifter
of choice for 16 nations and 19 different operators.
Boeing is the largest airplane manufacturer in the world with a rich airlift lineage from the venerable C-47 to today's C-17 Globemaster III, the most versatile airlifter
in the world.
Airbus Defence and Space is hoping to sign up a new A400M customer within the next 24 months, especially as the aircraft has now proven itself in real operations with France and Turkey, which has flown the airlifter
into Africa and Afghanistan.
Boeing has finished manufacturing of the termianl C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter
to be shipped to the Qatar Emiri Air Force, marking the accomplishment of the aircraft programme at the firm's unit in Long Beach, California, US.