Washington June 16, 2014 - Finmeccanica - Alenia Aermacchi has been awarded a contract with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to provide training services for initial cadre members who will fly the USCG’s newly acquired C-27J. The training will consist of in-class sessions, flight simulation instruction, and in-flight training for USCG pilots and loadmasters.
In 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) received 14 C-27Js through the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The aircraft will be used for medium range surveillance USCG missions such as maritime patrol, drug and migrant interdiction, disaster response, and search and rescue.
Finmeccanica - Alenia Aermacchi is proud to have the opportunity to provide the United States Coast Guard with outstanding training services that will help service men and women effectively perform their missions on the C-27J. The company is committed to providing a best value aircraft and respective sustainment services that will improve response capability and operational effectiveness for the USCG.
The C-27J represents a highly efficient, cost-effective solution to the USCG’s recapitalization program. Its selection by the USCG reinforces the C-27J’s proven adaptability, maneuverability, and speed for maritime and search and rescue missions.