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.
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.
|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/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