Nov 12, 2015 ASDNews Source : Airbus Defence and Space
Airbus Defence and Space and The Coulson Group of Canada have signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering the industrialization, supply and support of the new water bomber version of the Airbus C295W transport aircraft. Under the terms of the agreement The Coulson Group of Alberni BC, Canada through its operating company Coulson Aircrane Ltd, will develop and manufacture a version of its Retardant Dropping System (RDS) which is already in operation with the world’s most demanding firefighting agencies.
C295 MPA destiné à Oman sur le site d'Airbus à Séville. Au deuxième plan un C295 qui sera prochainement livré au Ghana. Photo Emmanuel Huberdeau
04/11/2015 par Emmanuel Huberdeau – Air & Cosmos
L'avion de transport C295 est le best seller d'Airbus Defence & Space (DS). Selon l'industriel européen, plus de 160 appareils ont déjà été vendus et l'avion est actuellement opéré par 22 pays. Contraste saisissant par rapport aux difficultés du programme A400M
Airbus DS compte bien poursuivre ses efforts pour étendre la gamme des capacités du C295 et ainsi remporter de nouveaux marchés. En 2015, Airbus DS a obtenu la certification du C295W EP. Un appareil doté de Winglets et de nouveaux moteurs aux performances accrues (EP : Enhanced Performance). Le rayon d'action de l'appareil a été augmenté de 8% (De 2 300 à 2 500 nautiques avec une charge de 4 tonnes) et les capacités d'emport ont été améliorées. Le premier C295W a été livré à la Marine mexicaine en avril 2015. Depuis cette année, à moins d'une demande expresse du client, tous les C295 neufs sont dotés de winglets.
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16/6/2015 by Airbus DS
The Ministry of Interior of Saudi Arabia has purchased in open competition, and after carrying out a complete evaluation, four C295W aircraft to enhance its capabilities. The C295W has been chosen based on its demonstrated excellent operational capabilities in hot and severe conditions and its proven affordable maintenance and operational costs.
“We are very proud that the C295W is joining the Airbus A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport and CN235 transports previously ordered by Saudi Arabia. We greatly appreciate the confidence shown in the C295W by a nation with long expertise in operating military aircraft in desert conditions”, said Antonio Rodríguez Barberán, Head of Commercial for Military Aircraft.
Together with the previous orders received from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan and Oman, this new order from Saudi Arabia cements the C295’s position as the market-leading medium transport and patrol aircraft in the Middle East and North Africa region.
30 mars 2015 par Aerobuzz.fr
Airbus Defence and Space vient de décrocher le client de lancement pour son nouveau programme C295W d’avion de transport militaire de moyenne capacité. Il s’agit du Mexique qui a commandé deux exemplaires. Le C295W se distingue du C295 par ses winglets sensés lui offrir une consommation de carburant réduite de 4%. Les C295W seront exploités par la marine mexicaines (Semar).
01.02.2013 Defense Studies
The eventual retirement of the RNZAF’s C-130Hs will see Airbus Military pitch the A400M and newly-launched C295W to the New Zealand government.
Announced at its annual briefing to trade media, Airbus Military said while it views New Zealand as a longer-term proposition, it is confident the two aircraft could fill the gap to be left by the ultimate retirement of the RNZAF’s five C-130Hs and indeed enhance the nation’s airlift capabilities.
Airbus Military was upbeat about the potential its new products could offer, and will embark on initial discussions within an undisclosed period, believed to be in the nearer-term to seed the products as potential candidates.
One observer at the briefing noted the C295 could also provide a pragmatic solution to New Zealand’s future maritime patrol needs when the Orions fall due for replacement. Airbus Military is offering the C295W as both a tactical airlifter and maritime patrol aircraft.
The last of the RNZAF C-130Hs to undergo a 15-year life-extension was re-delivered only in February this year, five years later than expected, under a program that was originally approved in 2003.
Airbus Military’s advance campaigning comes as it readies to launch the A400M into service in the coming weeks. The manufacturer’s head of programs, Rafael Tentor, who was A400M project head, said it had been “a long and winding road” to get to this point of delivery, but the A400M was “now the right aircraft at the right time”.
30/5/2013 Airbus Military
New series available in 2014 features winglets and uprated engines as standard.
Airbus Military today announces the launch of a new series of its best-selling C295 medium transport and surveillance aircraft – the C295W.
Featuring winglets and uprated engines as standard, the new model will provide operators with enhanced performance in all flight phases but is particularly aimed at those operating at “hot and high“ airfields where payload increases in excess of 1,000kg are promised.
In intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) roles such as airborne early warning (AEW) the enhancements will increase endurance by 30-60min and permit an operating altitude up to 2,000ft higher than now.
The new features will also provide an overall reduction in fuel consumption of around 4% depending on configuration and conditions.
The C295W, assembled in Seville, Spain, is being offered to the market from now on and will be the standard version of the aircraft in all versions from the fourth quarter of 2014. Certification is expected in 2Q14.
Airbus Military is committing to the C295W following flight-trials with winglets fitted to its company development aircraft which showed positive results for a weight penalty of only around 90kg.
The engines are the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127 turboprops which power all versions of the C295. New procedures recently certified by Canada and Spain permit operation in the climb and cruise phases at higher power settings at the discretion of the operator. As well as improved hot and high performance, the procedure improves operation over very high terrain such as the Andes or Himalaya mountains with only a minor influence on maintenance cost.
Airbus Military Head of Programmes, Light & Medium, and Derivatives, Rafael Tentor said: “The C295 has consistently been the market leader in all sectors in which it is offered. By investing in continuous development of the aircraft we are committed to maintaining its leadership through the introduction of substantial operating benefits. We very much look forward to discussing the C295W with existing and prospective customers.”
The new generation C295 is the ideal aircraft for defence and civic mission to the benefit of society, such as humanitarian actions, maritime patrol, and environmental surveillance missions, amongst others. Thanks to its robustness and reliability, and with simple systems, this medium sized tactical airlifter provides wide versatility and flexibility, necessary for personnel, troop and bulky/palletized cargo transportation, casualty evacuation, communication and logistic duties or certified air-dropping capabilities. Its mix of dual technology civil/military equipment ensure success on demanding tactical mission, growth potential for future equipment as well as compatibility with the latest civil airspace environment. The C295 is part of Airbus Military’s family of light and medium airlifters which also include the smaller NC212i and CN235 platforms.