PZL Mielec handed over two PZL M28 05 aircraft to Germany
PZL Mielec officially handed over of two M28 twin turbo-prop aircraft for use as paratrooper trainers by the German Air Force. The two aircraft will provide a specialist training capability for Germany’s elite forces, underlining the versatility of the M28, whether for military or civil use.
"The delivery of two aircraft to Germany is an important event for PZL Mielec. This contract shows that M28 aircraft meets top demanding market requirements and provides the most versatile platform in its segment for the customers worldwide" - said Janusz Zakręcki, President, General Director of PZL Mielec.
At the request of the Customer, the aircraft were configureted into the paratroop version and can take on board yp to seventeen jumpers.
The aircraft is currently being used in several countries in the world, including by the Polish Air Force and the Navy, as well as by the United States Air Force as the C-145A. German MOD is another institution benefiting M28 high performance capabilities.
Thge M28 aircraft for German are equipped with the Parachute Jump Rescue System (PJRS). This mechanism provides additional protection, when jumping with forced parachute opening. In the case of emergency, the PJRS system will allow to pull the jumper back on board. The use of this system perfectly complements the basic functionality of the M28, which is the rear clamshell door.