Medium airlifter

The Czech Air Force has signed a contract for the acquisition of two additional Airbus C295 medium airlifters. The aircraft, equipped with winglets and ordered in transport configuration, are due to be delivered in the first half of 2021.

Czech Air Force orders two additional Airbus C295 aircraft

The agreement takes the Czech Air Force’s total Airbus C295 fleet up to six aircraft. Together with this agreement, an additional contract was also signed for the upgrade of the four Airbus C295s currently in operation with the Czech Air Force.

Alberto Gutiérrez, Head of Military Aircraft at Airbus Defence and Space, said: «We greatly appreciate the confidence shown by the Czech Air Force in the selection of the Airbus C295. This repeat order reinforces its position as the market-leading medium transport and patrol aircraft for operations in all environments».

With this new order the number of global orders for the Airbus C295 rises to 214 aircraft.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

DIMENSIONS
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
WEIGHTS
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
ENGINE (×2)
Pratt & Whitney PW-127G 2,645 shp (up to 2,920 shp with Auxiliary Power Reserve, APR)/1,970 kW
PERFORMANCE
Maximum Operating Altitude 9,100 m/30,000 feet
Maximum Cruise Speed (TAS*) 260 knots/299 mph/480 km/h
RANGE
Range with Maximum Payload (9,250 kg/20,400 lbs) 700 NM/808 miles/1,300 km
Range with 6,000 kg/13,200 lbs Payload 2,000 NM/2,299 miles/3,700 km
Range with 3,000 kg/6,600 lbs Payload 2,500 NM/2,858 miles/4,600 km
Maximum Range (Ferry) 2,900 NM/3,355 miles/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

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