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DSA 2022: Philippines bolsters transport aircraft fleet

25th March 2022 - 23:54 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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The Philippine Air Force has three C295W medium transport aircraft on order, with a generic example pictured here. (Photo: Airbus Defence and Space)

New aircraft such as C295Ws and C-130J-30s will fortify the hardworking transport fleet of the Philippine Air Force.

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has on order a trio of C295W medium-lift transport aircraft from Airbus Defence and Space. The first aircraft began its delivery flight from Spain last week.

This particular C295W, with tail number ‘204’, was spotted landing at Luqa Airport in Malta during its ferry flight on 22 March. It continued on to the Philippines via the Middle East.

This aircraft was supposed to have been delivered to the PAF last December, but tighter controls on air travel because of COVID-19 may have caused the delay. This C295W was first spotted at the Spanish factory in

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