Airbus Military Delivers New C-295 to Mexican Air Force
Airbus Military announced the delivery on December 12 of a sixth C-295 to the Mexican Air Force.
AIRBUS MILITARY announced on December 12 that the Mexican Air Force has taken delivery of a new C295 aircraft that it had ordered from Airbus Military. This order is in addition to the five C295s delivered last year and that the Mexican Secretary of Defence already operates.
The primary use of the aircraft will be transport of troops and paratroops. It can also be readily configured for medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) or can carry up to nine tonnes of palletized or bulk cargo.
The capabilities of the C295 aircraft make it ideal for military missions, both tactical and logistic, as well as for civic/humanitarian missions in which its short take-off and landing (STOL) abilities are essential to provide access to remote locations.
“When a customer comes back, that is due to the high quality of the product. We are proud to provide the Mexican Air Force a new C295 to keep on fulfilling the most demanding requirements from the Mexican Secretary of Defence”, said Airbus Military Head of Programmes, Rafael Tentor.
The Mexican Air Force, Navy, and Federal Police have acquired products from the entire family of Airbus Military Light and Medium aircraft including: ten C295 (including this latest delivery), seven CN235 (six of them in Maritime Patrol version), and ten C212 (eight of them in Maritime Patrol version).
To date, Airbus Military has sold 86 C295 to 14 different operators.
Source: By Dave Allport - 12 December 2011 - Military Aviation News (www.key.aero.com)
Photo: The sixth C-295 for the Mexican Air Force, serial 3206, seen on December 2 prior to delivery. (Photo by Airbus Military)