Airbus Defence & Space (DS) has secured its first order in 2016 for the C295W transport and mission aircraft. Mali becomes the 23rd nation to order the C295 with an order for one winglet-equipped C295W model, now the standard version, in transport configuration for the Mali Air Force. Delivery is due in the second half of this year.
“This order from Mali reflects the C295W’s proven ability to handle the exceptionally harsh operating conditions encountered in sub-Saharan Africa,” Head of Marketing and Sales, Jean-Pierre Talamoni, said
Also, the Philippines Air Force has taken delivery of the third and final Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft ordered from Airbus DS. The aircraft was ferried from the final assembly line at Seville, Spain to Clark Air Base, Philippines. In Philippines Air Force service the C295 will play a key role in the modernisation of the force´s transport fleet and will undertake a wide variety of military and humanitarian missions.