Egyptian Air Force signs 5-year C295 support contract with Airbus

The Egyptian Air Force has signed a five-year services contract with Airbus for the performance-based support of its C295 fleet.

The contract includes the provision of material services, on-site technical support as well as on-wing maintenance.

With a total of 24 aircraft, the Egyptian Air Force is the largest C295 fleet operator worldwide.

Stephan Miegel, Head of Military Aircraft Services at Airbus Defence and Space, said: “This agreement is a significant step forward in the integrated service support that we offer our customers in the region [North Africa].

“Our goal and commitment to our customers is to maximise their fleet availability, ensure their mission readiness, all while saving maintenance costs,” Miegel added.

The Egyptian Air Force now joins C295 operators around the world that benefit from Airbus’ integrated and performance-based services.

Mission readiness

This ensure that all elements of support are in place where and when required, in order to optimise fleet availability and mission readiness.

The Egyptian Air Force took possession of its first C295 aircraft in 2011.

Since then Airbus has been providing the North African country with support, including both technical and personnel resources.

The C295 is a highly versatile tactical airlifter in the light and medium segment.

Available in different variations, it is robust and reliable but also highly versatile in terms of the number of different missions it can perform.

The C295 conducts multi-role operations worldwide in all weather conditions.

It is fully certified and routinely operates day and night in combat missions in all weather extremes, from desert to maritime environments, from extremely hot to extremely cold temperatures.

With the new C295W version equipped with winglets, the aircraft is capable of transporting more payload over larger distances in the hot and high conditions, resulting in fuel consumption savings of around 4% and increased safety margins in mountainous regions.

As of 2020 there were 185 C295 aircraft in operation around the world.

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