Egyptian Air Force C295 at the Final Assembly Line in Seville (Spain)
Egyptian Air Force C295 at the Final Assembly Line in Seville (Spain)

Airbus Signs Major Integrated Support Contract with Egyptian Air Force for C295 Aircraft

The Egyptian Air Force, the largest C295 fleet operator worldwide, has recently signed a five-year services contract with Airbus for the performance-based support of its fleet. The contract includes the provision of material services, on-site technical support as well as on-wing maintenance. The Egyptian Air Force joins now the community of C295 operators that benefit from the provision of integrated and performance based services which ensure that all elements of support are in place where and when required, in order to optimize fleet availability and mission readiness.

The Egyptian Air Force operates 24 C-295s as of August 2018. Three aircraft were initially ordered for tactical and logistical transport. The first delivery was on 24 September 2011. In January 2013 a follow-on order was signed for six more aircraft and a further eight was ordered on 16 July 2014. It said the contract also includes a service support package for spares, training, and fleet maintenance.

Stephan Miegel, Head of Military Aircraft Services at Airbus Defence and Space, said: “This agreement is a significant step forward in the integrated service support that we offer our customers in the region. Our goal and commitment to our customers is to maximize their fleet availability, ensure their mission readiness, all while saving maintenance costs.”

Airbus C-295 is a twin-turboprop tactical military transport aircraft manufactured by Airbus Defence and Space in Spain, and Indonesian Aerospace in Indonesia as CN-295.Since the delivery of the first aircraft in 2011, Airbus has been providing support through a wide service portfolio with the highest quality standards including both technical and personnel resources. In signing this contract, Egypt goes further by reaffirming and extending their trust in Airbus by implementing the first integrated support contract.

Egyptian Air Force C295 at the Final Assembly Line in Seville, Spain (Photo by Airbus S.A.S.)