An Airbus C295 releasing chaff and flares (Image © Airbus Defence and Space)

Bangladesh bags an Airbus C295

Bangladesh has become the latest nation to acquire the Airbus C295W medium airlifter with an order for a single aircraft for Bangladesh Army Aviation, Airbus reported on Tuesday 11 October. The aircraft, in transport configuration, will be delivered in the second half of 2017 under a contract that also includes customer support and training.

The C295W is qualified for the transport of troops and bulky/palletized cargo, paratrooping and medical evacuation. It is the first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft to be operated by Bangladesh Army Aviation

Airbus Defence and Space’s Head of Marketing and Sales, Jean-Pierre Talamoni said: “The C295W will markedly increase the transport capability of Bangladesh Army Aviation. We look forward to working with this new customer to secure a smooth entry into service and to supporting the aircraft for many years to come. ”

With this new order the number of operators for the C295 rises to 26, says Airbus.