Monday, December 22, 2014

Acquisition Update: Second C-27J Joins Coast Guard Fleet

CG-2707 arrives at Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Dec. 18. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

December 19, 2014 - The Coast Guard C-27J Asset Project Office in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, received the second C-27J into the fleet Dec. 18, 2014.

The aircraft is the second C-27J to complete regeneration at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group’s facility in Tucson, Arizona. Regeneration is the process by which planes held in long-term preservation are reactivated and cleared for flight. Based on its inspections and examination of maintenance documentation, the regeneration team completed repairs required for the plane to be certified as airworthy.

APO personnel have been flying the first C-27J since delivery last month, conducting initial training flights, proficiency flights and pilot standardization flights. The aircraft recently flew to Air Station Sacramento, California, on a validation flight, confirming the engine fuel burn rates and advertised range that the aircraft can reach California from North Carolina in a single flight.

With the delivery of the second aircraft at the APO, additional pilot and aircrew training will commence.

The Coast Guard will regenerate 13 C-27Js under this project, with expected delivery of the third aircraft this spring.

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