Poland acquires another two (2) EADS CASA C-295 aircraft and increases its fleet up to twelve (12) units.
Madrid, 30 October 2007
The Polish government has ordered today another two (2) EADS CASA C-295 military transport aircraft for the Polish Air Force. These two (2) units increase the number of eight (8) aircraft purchased in 2001 and two (2) additional ones in 2006 up to twelve (12). This contract with the Polish Air Force confirms again the suitability and efficacy of the C-295 and corroborates its leadership as a medium weight tactical military transport aircraft.
The delivery date will take place by the end of 2008. Recently, in August and September 2007 the Polish authorities received the two (2) aircraft purchased in 2006. The total number of units sold of the C-295 reaches up sixty (60) aircraft from which thirty-nine (39) have already been delivered. They accumulate thirty eight thousand (38,000) flight hours.
Besides Poland, countries like Brazil, Portugal, Finland, Jordan, Spain and recently Chile, have acquired the C-295. This is a multi-mission aircraft operated in humanitarian interventions, Deployment of Rapid Reaction Forces, Maritime Patrol, and Homeland Security Missions, among others, all over the World.
The C-295 is another well-known product of EADS Military Transport Aircraft Division. This aircraft is a big success among customers due to its technical and operational characteristics, quality, flexibility and an outstanding customer support network in five continents, and it has the lowest Life Cycle Cost in its category.
EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2006, EADS generated revenues of € 39.4 billion and employed a workforce of about 116,000. 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. Its Defence & Security Division is a provider of comprehensive systems solutions and makes EADS the major partner in the Eurofighter consortium as well as a stakeholder in the missile systems provider MBDA. EADS also develops the A400M through its Military Transport Aircraft Division.
José María Palomino
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