UNITED24 - Make a charitable donation in support of Ukraine!


EADS CASA delivers first C-295 to Finland

Madrid, 08 March 2007

During the celebration of the 89th anniversary of the Finnish Air Force at Tikkakoski Air Base on March 6, EADS CASA delivered to the Finnish Air Force the first of two (2) C-295 ordered by the Finnish administration. The ceremony was attended by Mauri Pekkarinen, Finnish Ministry of Energy, Lieutenant General Heikki Lyytinen, Commander in Chief of Finnish Air Force, and Francisco Fernández Sáinz, Chairman of EADS CASA.

Finland has a purchase option for another five (5) C-295s. Poland, Portugal and Spain are to date the other European countries that have ordered the C-295, making it the most popular and extensively medium military transport aircraft sold in Europe.

Contracts for the C-295 have also been signed with the Air Forces of Jordan, Brazil, and Algeria, with total sales of 52 a/c and 25 already in operation.

EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2005, EADS generated revenues of € 34.2 billion and employed a workforce of about 113,000. The Group includes the aircraft manufacturer Airbus, the world's largest helicopter supplier Eurocopter and EADS Astrium, the European leader in space programmes from Ariane to Galileo. EADS is the major partner in the Eurofighter consortium, develops the A400M military transport aircraft, and holds a stake in the joint venture MBDA, the international leader in missile systems.

Media Contact:

Miguel Sánchez
Tel.: +34 91 585 77 89

Eduardo Galicia
Tel.: 91 585 77 89

Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list