Airbus announced Monday that the Mexican Navy (Semar) has received the first Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft equipped with winglets.
C295W will be able to transport more payloads to a longer distance with around a 4% fuel savings, even in hot and high conditions.
The Mexican Navy has specified the winglets for two C295s, for which the order was already announced, and winglets will be standard for all new C295s ordered from now on.
“The C295 has served us well for many years. We had some concerns about operating a mixed fleet of aircraft with and without winglets, but when we studied the enhanced performance of this new version it was clear that it would bring significant operating benefits for us that could not be ignored”, said Rear Admiral from Mexican Navy, José María García Macedo.
The U.S has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico for UH 60M Black Hawk Helicopters and equipment worth $225 million
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico for M1152 High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) and associated equipmen worth $556 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 16, 2014
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Beechcraft has won a contract from Mexico to supply two T-6C Texan trainers for the nations navy. The aircraft, designated T-6C+ models, will be delivered "this summer", Beechcraft says
Beechcraft Corporation today announced a follow-on sale of its Beechcraft T-6C+ military trainer to the Mexican Air Force (FAM). The T-6C+, an enhanced version of the T-6 military trainer aircraft, is capable of carrying external stores and delivering practice weapons for training purposes
Mexico, which currently does not have any fighter jets in its air force is being wooed by Russia to sell its Yak-130 and MiG-29M Fighter Jets which will be presented at the Mexico Aerospace Fair FAMEX-2019 later this week. The Russian arms export agency, Rosoboronexport, is setting up a joint Russian exposition at the FAMEX-2019 to take place at AFB 1 in Santa Lucia, Mexico, on April 24-27
Russias Rostec State Corporation and Mexicos Craft Avia Center will partner to set up a helicopter distribution and maintenance center in Mexico. An agreement to this effect was reached by head of the Mexican company Jose de Vicente and Russian Helicopters CEO Andrei Boginsky
Mexico has shown interest in purchasing a new batch of Russia-manufactured Mi-17 military transport helicopters. “The Mexican side is planning to buy a new batch of such helicopters from Russia and is considering the proposals prepared by us," Alexander Denisov, the head of Marketing Department of Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, was quoted as saying by
Mexican Navy has launched a new coastal patrol vessel (CPV), ARM Bonampak (PC 339), at Naval Shipyard N1 (ASTIMAR N1) last week. The vessel, based on the Damen Stan Patrol 4207 series, is known as the Tenochtitlan class in Mexico
Airbus Helicopters has delivered first of ten AS565 MBe Panther helicopter to the Mexican Navy. The AS565 MBe is equipped with two Safran Arriel 2N engines, which enhance its performance in hot & high conditions and enable it to achieve a top speed of 278 km/h and a range of 780 kilometers
The Mexican navy christened its latest logistic support ship, ARM Isla Maria Madre, during a ceremony on May 27. The ceremony took place at the Port of Guaymas in Sonora
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