Nairobi, Kenya-based DAC Aviation International has received its first Airbus C295 for humanitarian missions in North-East and Central Africa.
DAC, which specializes in humanitarian missions in Africa, has leased the aircraft from Dublin, Ireland-based lessor, Stellwagen Group. DAC will be the first African civil C295 operator, Airbus said on 20 September.
In 2017 Stellwagen Group ordered 12 Airbus C295s and placed an option to purchase additional aircraft. “The acquisition positions Stellwagen Group to serve the civil market requirements for specialist aircraft capable of operating humanitarian and freight missions in austere environments as well as supporting government agencies in search and rescue and other roles,” Airbus said.
To date, 206 C295s have been ordered by customers around the world, including Algeria, Angola, Ghana, Egypt and Mali in Africa.