C-295 Tours Bases


A Brazilian Airbus C-295 did a cross-Canada tour last week visiting the three RCAF bases where the aircraft will be deployed starting in 2019.    The Brazilian plane is configured similarly to the 15 C-295s that will start showing up at Canadian bases in 2019.    Brazil is also in the process of getting its order filled and the Canadian trip was a familiarization trip for Brazilian pilots, who were accompanied by Airbus pilots on the trip.    They went to 19 Wing Comox, 17 Wing Winnipeg and 8 Wing Trenton.
The C-295W aircraft will replace the six remaining flyable CC-115 Buffalo and the last of the RCAF’s CC-130H legacy transports that now double as search and rescue aircraft.    The state-of-the-art C-295W beat the Leonardo C-27 Spartan and Embraer’s KC-390, a high wing jet, in the fixed wing search and rescue (FWSAR) competition.    The first of Canada’s aircraft went on the assembly line in June.


Posted on August 5, 2017, in Airbus Industrie and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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