Colombia has signed a contract with Airbus Military for the acquisition of an additional C295 aircraft in a tactical transport configuration. Delivery is scheduled for February 2013.
The aircraft will be operated by the Colombian Air Force on military transport and humanitarian aid missions.
This new C295 will strengthen the capability of the Colombian Air Force by joining the four-strong C295 fleet that the CAF has been operating since 2008. The CAF also operates three Airbus Military CN235-200 transport aircraft.
“We are very proud of this repeat contract with Colombia which clearly demonstrates the satisfaction of our customer with our aircraft”, said Antonio Rodríguez-Barberán, Senior Vice President Commercial. “This latest order underlines Airbus Military´s leadership in this segment after achieving more than 100 orders worldwide”, he added.
This new deal means that 114 C295s have now been ordered, with 86 currently in operation in 14 countries.
Source: Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)
Date: Sep 17, 2012