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C-295  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2001
Total Production: 158
Unitary Cost: USD$22 million
Also Known As: Persuader
Origin: Spain
Corporations: Airbus Group
Parent System: C-295
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2001
Total Production: 186
Total Cost: USD$1.2 billion
Family Members: AC-295, C-295 AEW&C and C-295W
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Description: The C-295 is a tactical military transport aircraft developed on the basis of the proven EADS CASA CN-235 aircraft. It features stretched fuselage, and a new powerplant (2xPW127G turboprop) providing extended range and payload over current CN-235 tactical aircraft. It can accomplish tactical and logistics support transport, airdrop, medical evacuation, maritime patrol and humanitarian missions.

The first operational C-295 aircraft was delivered to the Spanish Air Force in 2001. To date, Spain, Poland, Brazil, Switzerland, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates have ordered the C-295 aircraft. The small-sized C-295 transport aircraft will complement medium-sized C-130 transport aircraft.

The four C-295 aircraft ordered by the United Arab Emirates will perform maritime patrol missions. In the late April 2005, EADS CASA and the government of Brazil signed the purchase order for 12 C-295s worth 238 million Euros to replace Brazil's C-115 Buffalo fleet and to back up the C-130 Hercules fleet operated by the Brazilian Air Force. The C-295 medium transport aircraft was provided to Brazil under the CL-X program with the first aircraft delivery on October 23, 2006. On May 4, 2006, the Finnish Air Force announced its decision to select the EADS CASA C-295 as its next generation tactical transport aircraft. The initial requirement of Finland was for two firm order C-295s plus five options to replace its aging fleet of Fokker 27s.

C-295 Specifications

Crew: 3
Number of Engines: 2
Troops: 71
Dimensions
Length: 24.5 meter (80 foot)
Wingspan: 25.8 meter (85 foot)
Performance
Max Range: 5,630 kilometer (3,040 nautical mile)
Min Range: 2,198 kilometer (1,366 mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 5,290 shp (3,946 kW)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 485 kph (301 mph)
Weight
Cargo: 9,250 kilogram
Max Takeoff Weight: 23,200 kilogram (51,146 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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C-295 News

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Thursday, April 20, 2017Kazakhstan Orders Two Additional C-295 Transport Aircraft
Monday, March 30, 2015Mexican Navy to Receive First Operational C-295 Equipped with Winglets
Wednesday, March 18, 2015Philippines Air Force Takes Delivery of its First C295
Monday, November 3, 2014Poland Orders Airbus C-295 Full-flight Simulator
Wednesday, October 29, 2014Mexican Navy Orders Two More Airbus C295 Aircraft
Monday, July 28, 2014Brazilian Air Force Orders Three Additional C-295 Search and Rescue Aircraft
Wednesday, July 16, 2014Egyptian Air Force Orders Eight More C-295 Aircraft
Monday, June 9, 2014Ecuador Places Order for Three Airbus Military C-295 Transport Aircraft
Wednesday, December 11, 2013Airbus Military Completes Second Round of Tests of its C-295 Firefighter Aircraft
Wednesday, October 30, 2013Czech Republic Confirms Acceptance of Four C-295 Transport Aircraft

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Chile3
Aircraft ordered for the Chilean Navy as maritime surveillance aircraft (3)
YearHoldings
Apr 20112
May 20101
Ecuador3
Three aircraft ordered on June 9, 2014
Egypt20
A first batch for 12 aircraft followed by a second batch order for 8 aircraft in July 2014
YearHoldings
20146
Jordan2
Originally, the Royal Jordanian Air Force ordered two C-295 aircraft but one was converted into AC-295 in 2014
YearHoldings
20141
20132
Mexico7
Aircraft ordered by Mexican Navy (2) and Air Force (5)
Oman8
Five aircraft configured as transport aircraft and the remaining three will serve as maritime patrol aircraft
Spain13
Aircraft ordered by the Spanish Air Force
YearHoldings
201413

Grand Total 13719
Propulsion Systems
PW127Gx2
Sensor Systems
AN/APN-241x1
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