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Lithuanian C-27J Spartan

Produced by Italian firm Alenia Aermacchi, the C-27J Spartan is a modern development of the earlier Aeritalia G222 twin-turboprop medium transport, featuring more advanced engines, avionics and systems. First flown in 1999, the Italian Air Force introduced the C-27J to service seven years later. Since then the Spartan has also come into operation with the air arms of Bulgaria, Greece, Lithuania, Morocco, Mexico, Romania and the United States. The first time a Lithuanian Air Force C-27J attended a British airshow was the 2014 Air Tattoo. Lithuania has three such aircraft in use, the first having been delivered in December 2006.

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“Probably the most complete air show Iíve ever been to!”

Al Worden, Apollo 15 Astronaut

“This is THE best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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