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Ecuador orders Grob G 120TP trainer aircraft

15 January 2020
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The Ecuadorian Air Force has ordered eight Grob Aircraft G 120TP twin-seat turboprops to bolster its fleet of basic trainers.

The aircraft will be assigned to the ‘Cosme Renella’ Military Aviation Academy at Salinas, and will join a fleet of Diamond DA20C1, A150L Aerobat, and Cessna T-41A/D Mescalero aircraft performing primary and basic flight training.

The deal, announced by the air force in late 2019 and confirmed to Jane’s on 14 January, includes a simulator, as well as logistics support for maintenance and operations. No contract value or delivery timeline was disclosed.

Grob Aircraft has developed a G 120TP Training System consisting of computer-based training, virtual and augmented reality, a desktop trainer for the Electronic Flight Instruments System (EFIS), and a G120TP Simulator.

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