Produced originally by Fiat, the G.222 was conceived in a number of versions, including a dedicated anti-submarine patrol aircraft, but most of these were abandoned and it was as a medium transport that the aircraft first flew on 18 July 1970. The first of 50
production aircraft was delivered at the end of 1978, replacing the Fairchild C-119 in the transport squadrons of the Italian Air Force. A prototype ECM version, the 222VS, equipped with extensive electronic installations and with accommodation for 10 systems operators, was also produced in 1978. The transport version had some export success, customers including Argentina (3), Dubai (1), Libya (20), Nigeria (4), Somalia (4), the USA (10) and Venezuela (8). Some G.222s were converted to the radio/radar calibration role and for fire-fighting duties.
Robert Jackson "The Encyclopedia of Aircraft", 2004
| ENGINE||4 x turbo-prop General Electric T-64-P-4D, 2500kW|
| Take-off weight||18750 kg||41337 lb|
| Empty weight||11940 kg||26323 lb|
| Wingspan||23.5 m||77 ft 1 in|
| Length||21.5 m||71 ft 6 in|
| Height||8.1 m||27 ft 7 in|
| Wing area||70.0 m2||753.47 sq ft|
| Max. speed||460 km/h||286 mph|
| Cruise speed||375 km/h||233 mph|
| Ceiling||7200 m||23600 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||3700 km||2299 miles|
|SAREL VENTER, 08.08.2013|
I AM A TECHNICAL BUYER AT DENEL AVIATION, SOUTH AFRICA, AND REQUIRE A EMAIL ADDRESS TO FORWARD MY REQUEST FOR QUOTE FOR PARTS ON THE G222 AIRCRAFT. PLEASE ASSIST
|Paul Scott, 10.04.2013|
A nice little Transport from Italy
|Justice Chuku, 23.07.2012|
Please send your quotation for the following parts:
A/C Generator Control Power Unit
Part #: 635013-04
635011-00 alternate part #
GRC-11 alternate part #
|Brad Fairman, 25.01.2011|
10 G-222's were purchased by the USAF and converted to C-27A models. They flew out of Panama until 1999 and were retired by the Air Force. The U.S. Dept. of State Air Wing now flies four of those aircraft. The aircraft is not popular because of poor manufacturer's parts support which is even now affecting the C-27J program.
|Stan Yackel, 16.12.2010|
You need to update this with information about the C-27J which has been sold to the USA and several other countries. It is a major improvement product development from the original G-222 based on 21st century avionics and propulsion system.
Yes, very bad three view draw!!
Specification 3rd line should say: 2x turbo prop etc.
3-view should be, very simplified, that one of abandoned VSTOL version, in which engine nacelles should have hosted 4+4 lift jets.
My warmest congratulations for this encyclopedic work!
UGLY 3-view!!!!!!!!!! Quite far from the G.222!!
|Leo Rudnicki, 16.06.2009|
Libyan G 222 are powered by RR Tynes as the US barred the GE engines. Regarding the 3-view, don't do drugs.
6 aircraft were sold new to Thailand. When Italian Air Force introduced new C-27J Spartan, two G-222 were donated to Tunisia, 1 sold to Nigeria (and the 4 originally aquired under heavy maintenance) and 18 have been aquired by US Government for Afghan Air Corp. These 18 are going in upgrade at Alenia facilties in Naples.
Who made this drawing, have no idea about aircrafts at all.
Remove this don't embarase this site
|abu ao, 27.07.2007|
i would like to know more about the airframe maintenance on the g. 222 aircraft
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?