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Gabonese C295 arrives home

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The lone Airbus C295 transport aircraft ordered by Gabon has arrived home, months after the contract was greenlit. The aircraft (TR-KJF) was tracked leaving Spain...

Gabon Air Force to acquire a C295 transport aircraft under a...

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Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba recently gave the greenlight for a CFA31 billion ($52 million) loan to purchase an Airbus C295 military transport aircraft...

Senegal takes delivery of second C295

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Senegal’s Armed Forces have just taken delivery of a second and final C295 transport aircraft from Airbus, eight months after receiving the first. The new...

Nigerian Air Force getting multiple new aircraft types as recapitalisation drive...

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The Nigerian Air Force will be getting multiple new aircraft types, including T-129 attack helicopters, and C295 transports, amongst others. The Nigerian government’s 2023 budget...

Senegal takes delivery of first C295 transport

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Senegal has become the latest African country to receive Airbus C295 aircraft, taking delivery of the first of two transports on 28 July. Senegal’s Armed...

Second Malian C295 arrives home after long delay

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Mali’s military has finally taken delivery of its second Airbus C295 transport aircraft after a year’s delay due to US sanctions. The Malian military said...

Angolan C295 order firmed up

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Angola has placed a firm order for three Airbus C295 aircraft, four years after its government first revealed plans to acquire the aircraft, which...

US Air Force advisors train Ghanaian Armed Forces in aeromedical evacuation...

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US Air Force airmen assigned to the 818th Mobility Support Advisory Squadron recently trained six medical members with the Ghanaian Armed Forces on aeromedical...

Airbus delivers C295W to Burkina Faso

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Airbus has delivered a C295W transport aircraft to the Burkina Faso Air Force, just under two years after the contract was placed. The aircraft (XT-MBH)...

Mali attempts to lift US sanctions blocking import of C295

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The Malian government has asked the United States to lift restrictions preventing the arrival of a new C295 military transport aircraft. The Malian Minister of...

Egypt signs C295 support contract with Airbus

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The Egyptian Air Force, the largest C295 fleet operator worldwide, has recently signed a five-year services contract with Airbus for the performance-based support of...

Mali orders another C295 transport

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Mali has ordered a second C295 transport aircraft from Airbus, which will join the Air Force’s fleet in 2021. This second aircraft will supplement the...

Spanish Air Force sends a second C295 to Senegal

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The Spanish Air Force has sent a second C295 aircraft to Dakar, Senegal, to support pace and security missions in the area. The aircraft left...

Portuguese Air Force C295 begins Mali operations

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The Portuguese Air Force has sent a C295 cargo aircraft to the United Nations mission in Mali (Minusma) where it has taken over transport...

Ethiopia interested in C295 transports, Airbus helicopters

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Ethiopia has expressed interest in acquiring 18 helicopters and two C295 transport aircraft from Airbus. Africa Intelligence at the beginning of June reported that France...

Ivory Coast orders C295

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The Ivory Coast has become the latest country to order the C295 airlifter, with an order for a single aircraft placed by the country's...

Airbus delivers first C295 to DAC Aviation

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Nairobi, Kenya-based DAC Aviation International has received its first Airbus C295 for humanitarian missions in North-East and Central Africa. DAC, which specializes...

Angola orders C295s

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The Angolan military has ordered three C295 transport aircraft from Airbus, and will use them for transport and maritime surveillance duties. The three...

Paris Air Show military aviation roundup

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Here are details of military orders and announcements made during the 2017 Paris Air Show last week. Airbus Defense and Space's C295 was...

Lessor Stellwagen orders 12 C295 military transport aircraft

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Aviation financier and lessor Stellwagen, a 100% subsidiary of Acasta Enterprises Inc. ("Acasta") a Canadian public company (AEF), has signed a firm...

Canada selects airbus C295W for fixed-wing search and rescue

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On 8 December the Government of Canada announced that it had selected the Airbus C295W for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Programme...

Nigerian Air Force interested in purchasing C295W

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The Nigerian Air Force is looking at procuring the C295W light transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space, with a delegation from...

Portuguese Air Force bringing C295 to AAD

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The Portuguese Air Force will be flying a C295 transport aircraft to Air Force Base Waterkloof for the Africa Aerospace and Defence...

Airbus has not given up on South Africa

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Airbus Defence and Space has not given up on South Africa and is still hopeful that the SA Air Force will acquire...

Mali and Egypt to receive C295s this year

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This year Mali will receive a single C295 and Egypt will take delivery of the remaining three of 24 examples it has...

Two C295s going to Equatorial Guinea

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Equatorial Guinea has acquired two C295s from Airbus Defence and Space. One will be used for troop transport and the other for...

Additional aircraft for Ghana Air Force

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The Ghana Air Force is set to take delivery of a number of new aircraft, including a single Mi-35 attack helicopter and...

Ghana acquires third C295 as Airbus finalises further African orders

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The Ghana Air Force has acquired a third C295 transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space, confirming plans announced last year. The...

Ghana Air Force C295 supporting UN ops in Mali

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The Ghana Air Force has deployed one of its two C295 transport aircraft to Mali to support the United Nations-led MINUSMA mission...

Egyptian Air Force orders eight more C295s to become largest customer

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Egypt has ordered another eight C295 transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space in a deal that will take its fleet to...

Building a gunship for Jordan

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Airbus Defence and Space and ATK have teamed to build a light gunship based on the CN235. Now the two companies are...

Airbus shows off new portfolio after restructuring

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Airbus Defence and Space is marketing an expanded range of military hardware, from tactical UAVs to fighter jets, under its new guise. Following...

20 new C295s ordered this year

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Airbus Defence and Space has announced that it has received orders for 20 C295 light transports this year, including eight from an...

US military aid to Egypt again halted; C295 deliveries continue

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US Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees foreign aid, said on Tuesday last week that he would not...

Egyptian C295 deliveries underway

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The Egyptian Air Force is taking delivery of its remaining six C295 transport aircraft from Airbus Military, with one of the type...

Egyptian C295s deliveries back on track

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It appears that the Egyptian Air Force will receive its six remaining C295s on order from Airbus Military, after delivery was earlier...

Egypt orders six more C295s

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Airbus Military today announced that the Egyptian Air Force has ordered six C295 transport aircraft, which will double its fleet to 12....

Airbus Military C295 carries Marte Mk2/S anti-ship missile for first time

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Airbus Military and MBDA have successfully completed the first flight of the C295 maritime patrol aircraft with an instrumented Marte MK2/S anti-ship...

Airbus Military C295 carries Marte Mk2 anti-ship missile for first time

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Airbus Military and MBDA have successfully completed the first flight of the C295 maritime patrol aircraft, with an instrumented Marte MK2/S anti-ship inert...

C295 gets civil certification

Airbus Military has obtained civil certification for the C295 transport in a move which responds to the evolving requirements of agencies and...

Lockheed offers high local content Super Hercules to SAAF

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Lockheed Martin is offering its C-130XJ ‘Expandable' Super Hercules with maximum local content to the South African Air Force (SAAF) to meet...

Airbus Military growing its product line

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Airbus Military is growing its product line with new developments, such as gunships and airborne early warning aircraft, and is improving its...

Ghana takes delivery of second C-295; to receive Mi-17 helicopters

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The Ghana Air Force has received its second and final Airbus Military C295 transport aircraft. The first C-295 was delivered in November...

Kazakhstan orders two C295s

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Kazakhstan's air force has ordered two Airbus Military C295 transports and has signed a memorandum of understanding for another six. Airbus Military signed...

Egyptian Air Force becomes new Airbus Military C295 operator

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The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) has taken delivery of its first Airbus Military C295. The aircraft in military transport configuration, was delivered...

Ghana Air Force orders two C295 aircraft

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Ghana's Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with Airbus Military for two C295 aircraft, which will be delivered from the beginning...

Airbus Military and Israel Aerospace Industries join forces on C295 AEW&C...

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Airbus Military and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) are combining forces to jointly develop and market a new version of the Airbus Military...

First Airbus Military C295 with AEW&C rotodome completes maiden flight

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The first Airbus Military C295 development aircraft fitted with an airbone early warning and command (AEW&C) rotodome has successfully completed its first...

Airbus Military keen on Saucepan

Airbus Military is keen to propose its aircraft range for the South African Air Force's Project Saucepan requirement for new maritime patrol...

First torpedo launched from a Casa C295

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Airbus Military has successfully conducted the first torpedo launch from one of its C295 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA). "This represents an important...

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