The unrivalled multi-mission airlifter

Rugged, reliable, proven, versatile

The C-27J Spartan, 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 85 aircraft already sold to 15 operators across five continents, the C-27J offers high operational effectiveness together with competitive costs, extreme flexibility and interoperability with larger airlifters.

Missions & features

Multiple capabilities

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 tactical transport including troops, cargo, paratroops and cargo airdrop, Medevac/Casevac, VIP but also transport for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief support and firefighting.

Unrivalled abilities

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 3 g tactical maneuvers and it is qualified to perform short take-offs and landings (STOL) on snowy, sandy and unprepared airfields.

Battlefield airlifter

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.

State-of-the-art avionics

To increase safety and reliability, the avionics architecture is fully redundant and guarantees excellent performance and low pilot’s workload in whatever environmental condition and all operational theatres. The glass cockpit includes 5 color Multipurpose Display Units, radar for tactical transport missions and a comprehensive communication suite. Optional systems include air-to-air refuelling, self-protection and head-up displays.

Worldwide customers

Italy, Greece, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, United States (Army Special Operations Command and Coast Guard), Morocco, Mexico, Chad, Australia, Peru, Kenya and an undisclosed sub-Saharan African 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.

C-27J Spartan

The unrivalled multi-mission airlifter - with 85 aircraft already sold to 15 operators across five continents - is rugged, reliable, proven and versatile.

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