Airbus Military presents 100th C295 to Oman (E)Airbus Military presents 100th C295 to Oman
Airbus Military presented the 100th serial production example of its C295 military transport to the Royal Air Force of Oman at the Paris Air Show.
Airbus Military CEO Domingo Ureña übergibt dem omanischen Minister für Verteidigung Sayyid Badr bin Saood Al Busaidi, ein Geschenk zur Übergabe der 100. C295. Links der Oberbefehlshaber der RAFO, AVM Matar Ali Al-Obaidani (Foto: Airbus Military).
The ceremony on the tarmac at Le Bourget was attended by the Omani Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, H. E. Sayyid Badr bin Saood Al Busaidi, and Domingo Urena-Raso, President and CEO of Airbus Military. The official transfer of title will take place from Seville immediately after the airshow.
The aircraft is the first of eight ordered last year by the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) and is configured for tactical transport operations. It will be used for initial training at Seville, Spain, where it was assembled, before goeing to Oman later in the year.
The RAFO has ordered a combination of aircraft in transport and maritime patrol configurations, the latter featuring Airbus Military’s Fully Integrated Tactical System (FITS). The associated integrated logistic system (ILS) support package contracted by Oman also includes a full-flight simulator to be delivered next year.
A total of 121 C295s has been ordered and it is in service in 15 countries with which it has accumulated more than 150000 flight hours.