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Egypt doubles its C295 fleet with new Airbus order

Posted 16 January 2013 · Add Comment

The Egyptian Air Force will double its C295 transport fleet following an order with Airbus Military today for six additional aircraft bringing the fleet to a total of 12 aircraft.

This third batch of aircraft plus the associated spares and support equipment, training and field support are to be delivered from the end of 2013 onwards.

The Egyptian Air Force selected the C295 because of its proven versatility, robustness and efficiency for its daily transport missions combined with the ease of maintenance and low cost of operations.
In a statement today, Airbus Military said the order reinforces the C295’s position as the best-selling airlifter in this category, with a total of 121 C295s sold to 17 operators. “Seven of them have placed repeat orders for C295 aircraft, confirming the trust our customers place in the aircraft for medium airlift. With more than 90 aircraft in service today in 15 countries, the C295 has accumulated more than 120,000 flying hours in the most demanding conditions, from extreme cold weather to hot desert areas.,” the company said.
“A repeat order from a loyal customer is extremely valued by Airbus Military and the trust that the Ministry of Defence of Egypt is placing in us confirms that we offer a product that responds to our customer’s needs. We will ensure that we live up to this mark of confidence and stand by our customer as a trusted partner for many years to come”, said Antonio Rodríguez Barberán, Airbus Military senior vice-president Commercial. “The C295 is exactly the kind of workhorse required for current and future airlift missions, and the most cost-efficient complement to heavy transport aircraft.”

 

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