EdA PC-21 outside
On 2 December 2020, the first PC-21 for the Ejército del Aire (EdA, Spanish Air Force) was noted outside for the first engine runs. The aircraft, serial E.27-01/792-01 (#10239 and construction number 314) is temporary registered HB-HWA.
On 26 November 2019, Spain’s decision to buy 24 Pilatus PC-21 turboprop training aircraft was announced by the government’s procurement platform: Plataforma de Contratacion del Sector Publico (PCSP).
According to PCSP, Pilatus will supply the PC-21s, plus its Integrated Training System (ITS) - more efficient and better adapted to the use of modern technologies. The contract is valued at USD 204,75 million.
The PC-21s will be operated by the EdA training unit Escuela Elemental (792 Esc.) with La Academia General del Aire (AGA) based at Murcia/San Javier.
Photo: Stephan Widmer