Italy’s Leonardo has flown what it calls the latest iteration of its C-27J Spartan turboprop airlifter. In its new baseline configuration, the C-27J has been given a new avionics suite, cockpit control panels and light-emitting diode lighting, the company said Dec. 4 following a first flight in Turin. Leonardo says the changes will allow the airlifter to operate under new airspace regulations and help reduce obsolescence. The new configuration is being offered as a retrofit kit to the ...

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