Pilatus has begun flight testing at its Stans, Switzerland, facility of the first PC-21 intended for the Republic of Singapore Air Force. In 2006, Singapore, the initial buyer of the trainer, contracted with Lockheed Martin to manage the Basic Wings Course for 20 years, with the PC-21 as the designated aircraft. Training is set to commence in June at Royal Australian AFB Pearce, near Perth. Hawker Pacific will handle the maintenance. The PC-21 replaces Aermacchi S-211s. The Swiss military, ...

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