An Airbus C295W aircraft belonging to the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) and operated by a mixed crew from Airbus Defence and Space and SEMAR has carried out demonstration flights in El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia, one of the airports with the most extreme hot and high conditions in the world.
The C295W, which landed at El Alto International Airport, more than 13,123 feet/4,000 m above sea level, on Tuesday, November 17, has also performed flights to the Cochabamba base and the unprepared runway of San Borja.
The new C295W version is equipped with winglets, which allow transport of more payload over larger distances in hot and high conditions and result in fuel savings of around 4%.
«The highly successful demonstration by the C295W in Bolivia this week underlines again its excellent performance in hot and high conditions, which is key for several countries in the Region. It demonstrates once more the C295W’s status as the most efficient aircraft in its category», said Christophe Roux, Head of Airbus Defence and Space in Latin America.
The aircraft’s tour of the region will include stops in several countries of the Region before returning to Mexico in early December.
|Overall Length||24.50 m/80 feet 3 inch|
|Overall Height||8.65 m/28 feet 5 inch|
|Wing Span||25.81 m/84 feet 8 inch|
|Cargo Hold Length (ramp excluded)||12.70 m/41 feet 8 inch|
|Cargo Hold Height||1.90 m/6 feet 3 inch|
|Cargo Hold Width||2.70 m/8 feet 10 inch|
|Cargo Hold Volume||64 m3/2,260 feet3|
|Maximum Take Off Weight||23,200 kg/51,000 lbs|
|Maximum Landing Weight||23,200 kg/51,000 lbs|
|Internal Fuel Weight||6,150 kg/13,600 lbs|
|Maximum Payload||9,250 kg/20,400 lbs|
|Pratt & Whitney PW-127G||2,645 shp (up to 2,920 shp with Auxiliary Power Reserve, APR)/1,970 kW|
|Maximum Operating Altitude||9,100 m/30,000 feet|
|Maximum Cruise Speed (TAS*)||260 knots/299 mph/480 km/h|
|Range with Maximum Payload (9,250 kg/20,400 lbs)||700 NM/1,300 km|
|Range with 6,000 kg/13,200 lbs Payload||2,000 NM/3,700 km|
|Range with 3,000 kg/6,600 lbs Payload||2,500 NM/4,600 km|
|Maximum Range (Ferry)||2,900 NM/5,400 km|
* The true airspeed (TAS; also KTAS, for Knots True AirSpeed) of an aircraft is the speed of the aircraft relative to the airmass in which it is flying