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Brazilian Air Force orders C295 SAR aircraft

29th July 2014 - 08:43 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Airbus Defence and Space will supply three C295 aircraft in search and rescue (SAR) configuration to the Brazilian Air Force under a new contract announced on 28 July.

The new aircraft will join the Brazilian Air Force’s transport-configured C295 aircraft, bringing its C295 fleet to a total of 15 aircraft.

Under the terms of the contract the aircraft will be progressively delivered to the Brazilian Air Force from the end of 2014. Airbus will provide five-year Full In Service Support (FISS).

Antonio Rodríguez Barberán, head of commercial for military aircraft, Airbus Defence and Space, said: ‘We are very proud of this repeat order which demonstrates Brazil´s high level of confidence in our light and medium aircraft family as well as confirming the C295´s demonstrated excellence in the SAR role.’

The Brazilian Air Force already uses a C295 Full Flight Simulator at its Manaus-Brasil Air Base for the training of crew across all C295 configurations.

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