Indonesia takes delivery of new CN295 aircraft
Airbus Military has announced that Indonesia has taken delivery of two C295 transport aircraft at the company’s final assembly line site at San Pablo in Seville.
This is the first two of nine aircraft ordered under a contract between Airbus Military and PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI) signed in February this year.
According to Airbus Military, the aircraft will be operated by the Indonesian Air Force and known in service as the CN295. It will perform a wide variety of roles including military, logistical, humanitarian and medical evacuation missions throughout the huge territory of Indonesia, which includes around 17,000 islands.
The delivery of the ninth and last aircraft ordered is scheduled for summer 2014.
To date, Airbus Military has sold 114 C295s. After the entry in service of these aircraft there will be 88 C295s in operation in 15 countries all over the world.
Source: Shephard News Team - 19 September 2012
Photo: The Indonesian Air Force (IAF) CN295 Transport Aircraft Delivery Ceremony (Photo by www.shephardmedia.com)