Burkina Faso orders one C295 transport aircraft


December was a busy month for C295. Alongside Ireland  and the Czech Republic, Burkina Faso has also chosen the C295.


Burkina Faso orders one C295 transport aircraft The C295 is adapted to perform in the harsh sub-Saharan Africa operating environment (Picture source: Airbus)


Airbus announced on December that it had received an order from the Ministry of Defense of Burkina Faso for a C295 military transport aircraft. This acquisition is part of the country's 2018-2022 LPM, specifies Airbus, and aims to strengthen the transport capacities of the country's armies. 

The C295 conducts multi-role operations worldwide under all weather conditions. It is fully certified and routinely operates day and night in combat missions in all weather extremes, from desert to maritime environments, from extremely hot to extremely cold temperatures. The C295 is adapted to perform in the harsh sub-Saharan Africa operating environment. Together with its affordable maintenance and operational costs, the C295 is the perfect match for the climatic conditions of Burkina Faso.

Bernhard Brenner, Head of Marketing and Sales for Airbus Defence and Space, said: “We are very proud to see that with Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Mali, Ivory Coast and now Burkina Faso, the C295 is becoming the 21st Century’s standard tactical airlifter in Africa, with 36 aircraft operating in the region.”

Burkina Faso is therefore added to the list of customers for C295, which is well established in Africa. Thus the device is already operated by Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Mali and Côte d'Ivoire. 36 C295s are in service across the African continent.


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