Wednesday, June 2, 2010

DTN News: Mexico Takes Delivery Of First Airbus Military C295 Airlifter

Defense News: DTN News: Mexico Takes Delivery Of First Airbus Military C295 Airlifter
Source: DTN News / EADS Madrid, 01 June 2010
(NSI News Source Info) MADRID, Spain - June 3, 2010: The Mexican Air Force has taken delivery of the first of five C295s it has ordered from Airbus Military. The aircraft is equipped with a palletized loading system and a medical evacuation kit. The second of the five airlifters will be delivered in the coming weeks, with all five handed over to the customer by year end.The Mexican Navy already operates two C295s since 2009. In April this year, it also took delivery of two CN235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA). Following crew training completion at the Airbus Military Training Centre in Seville, these two CN235 MPA will be ferried to Mexico in the coming weeks. Mexico also operates seven C212 equipped with the FITS (Fully Integrated Tactical System) mission system, five of which being also used as maritime patrollers. Including this latest delivery, Mexico now has a fleet of twelve Airbus Military’s Light and Medium Family aircraft. To date, Airbus Military has sold 82 C295 aircraft to 13 different operators.
About Airbus Military
Airbus Military is the only military and civic transport aircraft manufacturer to develop, produce, sell and support a comprehensive family of airlifters ranging from three to 45 tonnes of payload. Within Airbus, Airbus Military is responsible for the A400M programme, as well as the Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) A330 and for further military derivatives based on Airbus civil aircraft. Together with the smaller C295, CN235 and C212, Airbus Military is the global leader in the market segments for light and medium-sized military transport aircraft. Altogether Airbus Military has sold more than 1,000 aircraft with over 650 flying with more than 100 operators worldwide.
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