EADS Military Transport Aircraft Division delivers the first C-295 aircraft to Portug




 
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November 20th, 2008  
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Topic: EADS Military Transport Aircraft Division delivers the first C-295 aircraft to Portug


EADS Military Transport Aircraft Division delivers the first C-295 aircraft to Portugal

Madrid, 18 November 2008
EADS Military Transport Aircraft has delivered today the first of twelve (12) military transport aircraft C-295 to Jorge Rolo, Chairman of DEFAERLOC (State owned company in charge of procuring defence material for Portugal) ordered by the Portuguese Air Force in February 2006. The Portuguese Defence Minister, Nuno Severiano Teixeira, and the Spanish Defence Minister, Carme Chacón, attended the ceremony.

Seven (7) of the aircraft will have military transport configuration and five (5) will be equipped for maritime surveillance missions (VIMAR version) with FITS, a mission system entirely developed by EADS CASA. The VIMAR aircraft can be rapidly adapted to the transport configuration.

These twelve aircraft will replace the fleet of Aviocar C-212, also supplied by former CASA, which have been operating satisfactorily since the 1970’s.

Starting today, one aircraft will be delivered every one and a half month approximately, until the total of 12 units is reached. The transport aircraft will be supplied first and the maritime surveillance aircraft thereafter.

EADS MTAD will also provide “Full In-Service Support” for these aircraft, for a minimum period of 5 years.

Likewise, an industrial cooperation agreement between EADS MTAD and the CPC (Permanent Counterparties Committee) was signed in February 2006, by means of which EADS MTAD will provide support to Portugal's aeronautical industrial development.

Link
http://www.eads.net/1024/en/pressdb/..._portugal.html
 


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