|Fokker built only four F-60’s. They are now all part of Peru’s Naval Aviation. (Photo: Aeronoticias )|
Two former Royal Netherlands Air Force Fokker 60 aircrafts will be inducted to Peru’s Naval Aviation to be used as maritime patrol and transport aircraft, reports Andina.
Defense Minister, Jaime Thorne León, Army General Luis Ricardo Howell Ballena, Chief of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces, and Vice Admiral Jorge Antonio de la Puente Ribeyro, general commander of the Navy, will attend the ceremony.
The Fokker 60 is a turboprop-powered airliner. Only four examples were built, all of them delivered to the Royal Netherlands Air Force, used to transport equipment and soldiers.
Another 60 were under construction but never completed, due to Fokker’s bankruptcy.
Two of the Fokker 60s were converted in 2005 to maritime patrol aircraft as a temporary solution when the Royal Netherlands Navy P-3 Orions were phased out due to budget cuts.
Eventually the four Fokker 60 were sold to the Peruvian Naval Aviation, the first two planes were delivered on June 8th, 2010.
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