The Colombian Aviation Industry Corporation (Corporación de la Industria Aeronáutica Colombiana: CIAC) is in negotiations to sell its T-90 Calima initial trainer aircraft internationally, after building 25 for the Colombian government.
The state-owned CIAC is responsible for maintaining most air force aircraft and has locally assembled outsourced kits. In 2009 the Colombian Air Force selected the Lancair Legacy FG as an initial trainer, and CIAC was chosen to assemble them locally under the designation T-90 Calima. The T-90s have replaced the T-34-285 Mentor and Cessna T-41D Mescalero as trainers for the Colombian Air Force.
The Calima has been flying for four years and accumulated 10,000 hours training Colombian military pilots, Colonel Alexander Pena, CIAC’s sub-director and interim general manager, told reporters in Bogota on 26 September.
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