Coast Guard Takes Delivery Of First Painted C-27J

The Coast Guard HC-27J Asset Project Office in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, accepted the first C-27J Spartan medium range surveillance aircraft painted in the service’s colors March 30, 2016. The work was completed by Leading Edge Aviation Services in Fort Worth, Texas, under an existing Army contract. CGNR-2706 will be transferred to Air Station Sacramento, California, this summer to continue the station’s transition from the HC-130H to the C-27J. Five Spartan aircraft have been in operation at the APO since completing the regeneration process; the Coast Guard is conducting test flights on a sixth aircraft with the Air Force’s 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group in Tucson, Arizona, where the process to bring the Spartans out of long-term preservation is completed. A second aircraft was delivered to the paint facility March 21, and two of the C-27Js are currently in Sacramento for training purposes. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua L. Canup.

For more information: C-27J program page

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Thursday, March 31, 2016