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Kazakhstan receives first two C295 aircraft

17th January 2013 - 15:41 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Airbus Military has delivered the first two C295 transport aircraft to Kazakhstan in Seville ahead of their ferry flight to Almaty, where they will be based. The aircraft were ordered last year, and are the first two on firm contract with a further six on options to be progressively confirmed in the coming years.

The aircraft were earlier technically accepted in Seville by a combined team of Kazspetsexport, the Kazakhstan Ministry of Defence, and the Kazakhstan Air Forces.

According to Airbus Military, both aircraft will be used in support of transport missions throughout the nation´s vast territory. The purchase contract additionally covers the related service support package for spare parts and ground support equipment.

Airbus Military senior vice president commercial, Antonio Rodríguez-Barberán, said: ‘We greatly appreciate the high level of professionalism and strong commitment shown by the relevant Kazakh institutions in ensuring the smooth and mutually rewarding execution of this agreement. It is a great pleasure to welcome the air forces of Kazakhstan into the worldwide family of C295 operators and we are committed to providing the required level of support for our new customer for many years to come.’

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