Alenia North America scored its first win as a prime contractor for the Pentagon last week when it signed a contract worth up to $287 million to refurbish 18 Italian G222s into a common configuration for use by the Afghan National Army Air Corps. The first refurbished aircraft will be delivered by September 2009, with the remainder to follow by mid-2011, says Andrew McCawley, Afghanistan program vice president for Alenia North America. The addition of newer fixed-wing transports is a key ...


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