Indian Air Force Orders 75 Pilatus PC-7 MkII trainers
24 May 2012
Pilatus Aircraft Ltd announced that the Indian Air Force has entered today into a contract in excess of 500 Million Swiss Francs to procure a fleet of 75 PC-7 MkII turboprop aircraft, together with an integrated ground based training system and a comprehensive logistics support package.
Delivery of the aircraft and the complete training system is scheduled to commence in the fourth quarter of 2012. The decision to select the PC-7 MkII training system was made after a thorough evaluation by the Indian Air Force.
Coupled to this award will be the establishment of in-country depot level maintenance capabilities, which includes the required transfer of technology to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), enabling in-country maintenance of the platform throughout its service life of over 30 years.