Brazil has ordered an additional Airbus C295 Search and Rescue (SAR) aircraft that will eventually take to 15 the number of C295s in service with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB).
This latest order constitutes the firming of an option included in an earlier contract in 2014. It was signed at the end of last year and will therefore be included in the 2017 orderbook. The three SAR aircraft will serve alongside 12 transport-configured C295s already delivered.
The first of the three SAR aircraft was delivered last year and performed a successful five-week tour through four continents before arriving in Brazil. The aircraft demonstrated its maritime patrol and search and rescue capabilities in a wide range of environments and recorded 100% availability during the tour.
The second FAB C295 SAR will be delivered in 2019 and the third in 2020.
More than 200 C295s have now been ordered by 26 countries. In the Latin American region, more than 100 Airbus military transport aircraft of all kinds are now in operation.
|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