Czech Air Force Orders Two More Airbus C295
The Czech Air Force has signed a contract for
the acquisition of two additional Airbus C295 medium airlifters.
The aircraft, equipped with winglets and ordered in transport
configuration, are due to be delivered in the first half of 2021.
The agreement takes the Czech Air Force’s total
C295 fleet up to six aircraft and an additional contract was signed for the upgrade of the four C295s currently in
operation with the Czech Air Force.
Alberto Gutiérrez, Head of
Military Aircraft at Airbus Defence and Space, said, “We greatly
appreciate the confidence shown by the Czech Air Force in the
selection of the C295. This repeat order reinforces its position
as the market-leading medium transport and patrol aircraft for
operations in all environments.”
With this new order the number
of global orders for the C295 rises to 214 aircraft.