Ivory coast has signed a deal for one C-295 medium military transport aircraft with Airbus.
With this new order Ivory Coast becomes the 28th nation worldwide to operate the C295. Airbus has sold 91 aircraft to 17 countries in Africa. There is a growing fleet of C295s in the North and West Africa region with up to 35 C295s contracted by Egypt, Algeria, Ghana and Mali, the company said in a statement Monday.
The C-295 has a payload capacity of 9,700 Kg and can transport up to 78 troops. Total length of the cabin is 12.69 metres. From a performance point of view, the CASA C-295 has a cruising speed of 260 KTAS, a cruising altitude of 25,000 and a range of 730 nautical miles with a maximum payload of 9,700 kg. In addition, the twin-wheeled nose gear provides operational improvements on unpaved runways.