Airbus Military has signed a contract with
Kazspecexport, a State Company belonging to the Ministry of Defence of Kazakhstan,
to supply two C295 military transport aircraft plus the related service support
package for spare parts and ground support equipment.
This order is the
implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed in 2012
between the Ministry of Defence of Kazakhstan and Airbus Military for
the procurement of eight C295s in total and on the basis of which two C295s
were already delivered in 2013.
The first two C295s are already in service with
the Kazakhstan Air Forces and the third and fourth are planned for delivery in
2014 and 2015 respectively. With regards to the remaining four aircraft in the
MoU, a delivery schedule will be defined over the coming years.
“We are very proud that the Kazakhstan
Ministry of Defense is placing a repeat order for the C295, confirming its
confidence in the aircraft’s capabilities and cost-efficiency as well as in our
company”, said Antonio Rodríguez Barberán, Head of Commercial at Airbus