C-27J Spartan Tactical Transport Aircraft
The C-27J provides a true multi-functional, military aircraft designed and built for tactical transport and to support combat operations. It operates autonomously in remote and austere environments and can take off and land from unprepared surfaces and airstrips less than 2,000 feet. This twin-engine turboprop aircraft boasts state-of-the-art avionics, propulsion and systems. The C-27J offers superior and cost-effective performances in any operational condition, extreme mission flexibility, and is uniquely interoperable and interchangeable with heavier military airlifters. The U.S. Air Force has ordered 38 C-27Js and the plane is currently deployed in Afghanistan.
Today’s budget environment demands sound investment decisions. The C-27J is the affordable solution for reinvesting in the US Air Force intra-theater fleet. At less than 50% of the flyaway cost of its nearest competitor, the C-27J retains the ability to fly 90% of cargo as requested by the customer in theater today.
The C-27J Around the World
The C-27J is the perfect fixed wing multi-purpose cargo aircraft for today's diverse missions. In production since 2001, the C-27J Spartan has been delivered to Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, the United States, Lithuania, Romania and Morocco and has been selected by Slovakia and Mexico, bringing the number of national air forces who have selected the aircraft to nine. The C-27J is the best-selling twin turboprop military tactical airlifter in its category.
The C-27J has flown in Iraq and Afghanistan in the most complex and challenging environments, including operations from unpaved runways with excellent results in terms of technical reliability and operational performances.
The C-27J Spartan Aircraft Specifications
Extremely maneuverable and versatile, the rugged C-27J boasts the highest power-to-weight ratio in its class, and the ability to perform fighter aircraft-like, 3.0g force maneuvers, enabling it to make tight turns, and climb and descend quickly. It can fly farther, faster and higher than any other twin engine military transport aircraft in its class.
The C-27J features the unique capability to vary cargo floor height and continuously adjust attitude, ensuring easy loading and unloading of large volume, high density payloads without ground support equipment as well as easy drive in/out of vehicles allowing their immediate operation.
The C-27J offers significantly more capability than any other aircraft in its class. Its large flight envelope allows it to carry out the most demanding tactical missions quickly, safely, and effectively.
The C-27J's structural strength, power and system redundancy provide a high level of safety and an unbeatable mission accomplishment rate. The C-27J has outstanding threat avoidance capabilities, including a take-off ground run of about 1,900 feet at maximum take-off weight on an unpaved surface. In a tactical environment, the aircraft is capable of climbing to 10,000 ft in 3 minutes, descending from 10,000 ft in under 2.5 minutes and can handle up to 3.0g forces. At its maximum landing weight, the C-27J has a ground roll of less than 1,115 ft.
No other aircraft in its class can offer a solution with comparable range, payload, flexibility or reliability.
|Length||22.70 m||74.48 ft|
|Height||9.65 m||31.6 ft|
|Wing area||81.94 m||882 ft|
|Normal Landing Weight||27,500 kg||60,627 lb|
|Maximum Takeoff (logistic)||31,800 kg||70,107 lb|
|Maximum Takeoff (basic)||30,500 kg||67,241 lb|
|Engine||Rolls-Royce AE 2100-D2|
|Engine Power||4637 SHP|
|Propeller||Dowty R-391 six-blade|
|Performance (clean, ISA)|
|Maximum Service Ceiling||9,144m||30,000ft|
|Maximum Cruise Speed||315 KTAS|
|Landing Ground Roll (MLW normal, ISA, S.L.)||340 m||1,115 ft|