The Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Mali has positioned a agency order for an extra Airbus C295 tactical airlifter within the transport configuration.
This second plane, to be delivered in 2021, will complement the primary C295 already in operation with the Mali Air Power (Armée de l’air du Mali) since December 2016 which has already gathered 1,770 flight hours and transported greater than 38,000 passengers and 900 tonnes of cargo in lower than 4 years of operations.
This new order additionally consists of an built-in logistics assist package deal with spare components for the 2 plane and coaching for flight crews and mechanics.
This acquisition is in response to the pressing want of the authorities of the Republic of Mali to have everlasting air transport capability inside a really quick timeframe, offering a significant hyperlink supporting operations and actions for the event of remoted areas within the northern areas of the nation. Bernhard Brenner, Head of Advertising and marketing and Gross sales at Airbus Defence and Area, stated: “This repeat order demonstrates the superb capabilities and efficiency of our plane. The C295 is changing into the 21st century normal tactical airlifter in Africa with 37 plane ordered within the area, from Algeria, Egypt and Ghana to Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Mali.”
EADS CASA C-295/ Airbus C295
The EADS CASA C-295, now designated Airbus C295, is a twin-turboprop tactical army transport plane presently manufactured by Airbus Defence and Area.
The plane is a growth of the Spanish–Indonesian transport plane CASA/IPTN CN-235, however with a stretched fuselage, 50% extra payload functionality and new Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127G turboprop engines.
The C295 conducts multi-role operations worldwide below all climate situations. It’s absolutely licensed and routinely operates day and night time in fight missions in all climate extremes, from desert to maritime environments, from extraordinarily scorching to extraordinarily chilly temperatures.
With the brand new C295W model geared up with winglets, the plane is able to transporting extra payload over bigger distances within the scorching and excessive situations, leading to gasoline consumption financial savings of round 4% and elevated security margins in mountainous areas.
Beforehand produced by Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA, a Spanish plane producer that’s now a part of Airbus Defence and Area), the C295’s manufacturing takes place at Airbus’ facility in Spain. The plane has acquired orders from army and civil operators everywhere in the world, from Canada and Egypt