C-27J Spartan Next Generation
The unrivalled multi-mission airlifter
Rugged, reliable, proven, versatile
The C-27J Spartan Next Generation, the most effective multi-mission medium turboprop airlifter available on the market today, is able to operate from the most rudimentary airstrips and in extreme environmental conditions.
With 87 aircraft already sold to 16 operators across five continents, the C-27J offers high operational effectiveness together with competitive costs, extreme flexibility and interoperability with larger airlifters.
Missions & features
New features for better performance
With the introduction of new equipment, new systems and aerodynamic solutions the C-27J Next Generation gained improved operating efficiency and enhanced performance. The C-27J Next Generation features comprehensive new avionics to comply with the new Performance Based Navigation international standard to operate in civil air space without limitations, and to enhance interoperability in tactical scenarios. While the new winglets contribute to improve climb performances and increase the MTOW up to 1,000 kg.
Thanks to multiple roll-on/roll-off easily installable and transportable mission kits and systems, the C-27J can be quickly configured to carry out not only tactical transport including troops, cargo, paratroops and cargo airdrop, Medevac/Casevac and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief support, but also VIP transport, firefighting, ISR, Maritime Patrol and tactical support missions.
The C-27J has the largest cargo bay in its class with a unique strong cargo floor supporting almost 5 tons per square meter and adjustable both in height and inclination, to facilitate operations. The C-27J has the best descent and climb rate (4,000 - 2,500 ft/min), can perform 3g tactical manoeuvers and is qualified to perform short take-offs and landings (STOL) on snowy, sandy and unprepared airfields.
The combat proven C-27J can be equipped with a full Defensive Aids Sub-Systems suite, secure communications and battlefield ballistic protection in order to operate in high threat environments, delivering cargo, light trucks and personnel wherever they are needed. Its Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) guarantees autonomous operations.
To increase safety, reliability and operational effectiveness the new avionics architecture is fully redundant and guarantees excellent performance and low pilot workload in any environmental condition and all operational theatres. It includes brand-new avionic systems to comply with next generation air traffic control requirements and new military tactical functionalities. Optional systems include air-to-air refueling, self-protection and head-up displays.
Italy, Greece, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, United States (Army Special Operations Command and Coast Guard), Morocco, Mexico, Chad, Australia, Peru, Kenya, Zambia and an undisclosed country are the customers of the C-27J. Italy, Romania, and the United States also purchased C-27J aircrew training flight simulators from Leonardo’s Aircraft Division
MAXIMUM TAKE-OFF WEIGHT
(normal – 2.5 g) - 70,107 lb 31,800 kg
(normal - 2.5 g) - 25,574 lb 11,600 kg
46 (up to 60 troops in high density config.)
POWERPLANT 2 ROLLS-ROYCE AE2100-D2A
4,637 shp each/3,458 kW each
Propellers: 2 Dowty R-391 six-blade
TOP CRUISE SPEED
325 KTAS 602 km/h
MAXIMUM SERVICE CEILING
30,000 ft 9,144 m