Impression of the C295W, in a unfortunately low resolution released by Airbus (Image © Airbus Defence & Space)

Mexican Navy launch customer for C295W

The Mexican Navy (Marina) will be the first in the world with the Airbus C295W, the winglets version of the medium-size C295 tactical airlifter originally designed by CASA of Spain.

Thanks to the winglets, the C295W will be able to transport more payload to a longer distance with around a 4 percent fuel savings, according to Airbus even in hot and high conditions.

The Mexican Navy has specified the winglets for two C295s, for which the order was already announced, and winglets will be standard for all new C295s ordered from now on. The Fuerza AeroNaval operates four C295Ms. They fly with 4/to Escuadrón de Transporte based at Tapachula/Chis IAP.

Source: Airbus Defence & Space / Marina Mexicana
Featured Image: Impression of the C295W, in a unfortunately low resolution released by Airbus (Image © Airbus Defence & Space)

One of the Mexican Navy C295Ms, seen here in 2012 (Image © EM Company / Airbus Defence & Space)
One of the Mexican Navy C295Ms, seen here in 2012 (Image © EM Company / Airbus Defence & Space)