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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Lodrino Airport, also called Militärflugplatz Lodrino. RUAG Aviation operates the Centre for maintenance of Propeller Aircraft. A plane's mechanic works inside the cockpit of a Swiss Air Force military plane, a Pilatus PC-7. Militärflugplatz Lodrino (ICAO: LSML) is a military airfield of the Swiss Air Force. The Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer is a low-wing tandem-seat training aircraft, manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. The aircraft is capable of all basic training functions including aerobatics, instrument, tactical and night flying. It has been selected by more than 20 air forces as their ab initio trainer. RUAG (originally Rüstungs Unternehmen Aktiengesellschaft; Joint Stock Defense Company) is a Swiss technology company dealing with aerospace, defense and technology. © 1995 Didier Ruef