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Cameroon Air Force takes delivery of CN235 airlifter

16th July 2013 - 14:57 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Cameroon Air Force has become the newest operator of the CN235 medium transport airlifter following the delivery of one aircraft by Airbus Military. The new airlifter was ordered in June 2012 as part of the force’s modernisation of its transport fleet.

Airbus Military said that the CN235’s versatility, and low maintenance and operating costs were key factors in the Cameroon Air Force’s selection of the aircraft. The reliable aircraft also has good short take-off and landing capabilities.

The CN235 is a robust aircraft with a six tonne payload that is well-proven in hot, dusty and humid conditions and on unprepared runways. The Cameroon Air Force will be able to operate the aircraft in a variety of transport missions such as carrying troops, cargo, mixed loads or for medical evacuation.

The handover marks a significant milestone for Airbus Military light and medium family of airlifters, with 16 sub-Saharan nations - and  61 countries worldwide - now operating these aircraft, including the C212, CN235 and C295.

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