Alenia North America - Canada
Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Tel: (202) 292-2622
Fax: (202) 293-0677
The C-27J: Right for the Mission
Alenia NorthAmerica - Canada, in partnership with General Dynamics Canada, Provincial Aerospace Ltd. and DRS Technologies Canada Ltd., is bidding the C-27J aircraft for Canada's pending Fixed-Wing Search-and-Rescue (FWSAR) program.
The C-27J Spartan is the most capable and uncompromising search and rescue aircraft inits class. It is a twin-engine, turboprop, tactical transport aircraft with state-of-the-art technology in avionics, propulsion and systems, resulting in high performance and cost-savings.
Additionally,the C-27J, thanks to its speed, can reach locations anywhere in Canada fasterthan its competitors, including those in the far North and at sea. Once at thesearch location, the C-27J’s speed and unrefueled range allow SAR crews tocover the search area quickly and stay on station for extended periods of time.
The C-27J can also take-off and land quickly, virtually anywhere. It can make tight turns,climb and descend rapidly, and was designed for short take-off and landing(STOL) on unprepared fields and landing strips. With a rugged construction,highest in its class power-to-weight ratio, and the ability to perform tight turns, the C-27J is built for the SAR mission.
The C-27J was developed to be interoperable with the existing fleet of C-130s. This includes sharing the same propulsion system and a significant percentage of the avionics. This commonality will reduce cost and spare requirements, as well as the time required to train maintenance personnel, making the C-27J a cost-effective and low-risk solution.
With Alenia Aermacchi’s C-27J platform, GD Canada’s system integration expertise, Provincial Aerospace's search and rescue experience and international reputation as an MRO organization, and DRS TCL’s capabilities in training, this team offers Canada the very best aircraft for FWSAR with a strong Canadian presence. The long-term engineering and maintenance support of the fleet and the resulting long-term, well-paying jobs across the country will make this partnership an outstanding economic stimulus for Canada’s aerospace sector.
Right for the mission. Ready for Canada.