The Ministry of Defence of Kazakhstan has confirmed an order for two additional EADS/Airbus C295 tactical transport aircraft including spares and ground equipment.
The pair is part of an initial agreement from 2012 calling for the delivery of 8 C295s. Two of those have been delivered in 2013, the recently confirmed third will follow in 2014 and number four will join the Kazakh military transport fleet in 2015. The final four have not been confirmed yet.
Meanwhile EADS/Airbus is trying to expand the portfolio of the C925 and improve its performances further. At the Spanish production plant near Madrid trails have begun with a firefighting version of the C295. Moreover, Airbus will introduce the C295W in 2014, featuring as winglets and higher engine power ratings, giving increased performance in all flight phases and lower fuel burn.