A joint company, Lockheed Martin Alenia Tactical Transport Systems (LMATTS), was formed in 1997 to develop
the C-27J as well as to market the C-130J Hercules and C-27J Spartan as a package. LM ended
this arrangement to enter their C-130J in the US JCA contest.
 Once Lockheed Martin entered the JCA contest, LM's archrival Boeing announced an alliance with Alenia and L-3 to
market the C-27J.
 'Similarities' would be a better word than commonality. The cockpits may well be similar but type-specific
training will be required none- theless. Likewise, the engines are the same subtype but not the same model number
(AE2100-D2A for C-27Js, AE2100-D3 for the C-130Js).
 It is a potential FWSAR purchase that has made this Florida plant controversial. At the time of writing, Cabinet
is said to be weighing potential public opinion backlash at the announcement of another major aircraft purchase
from a US plant. Boeing is tentatively offering retroactive Industrial Regional Benefits for its 4
CC-177s. If Boeing still hoped to salvage its relationship with Alenia on North American C-27J JCA production,
that came to nought. All negotiations for a Boeing/Alenia 60/40 C-27J JCA production split have been abandoned.
 Many countries are shifting to civilian agencies who, for reasons of economy, fly smaller and much more practical
aircraft like Dash-8s.
 Italy previously rejected the G.222 for SAR, prefering smaller aircraft. Recent SAR purchases for the
Italian Coast Guard and Customs Police were for the Alenia ATR-42 MP Surveyor similar to the
widely-used Dash-8MP. Italy also ordered larger ATR-72MPs for ASW use.
 The largest C-27J order is for US JCA. It has also been ordered by Italy, Greece, Bulgaria,
Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Morocco.