Posted on 17 July 2013 by admin
Airbus Military welcomed the Cameroon Air Force as a new operator of its aircraft with the delivery of a CN235 medium transport.
The handover makes Cameroon the sixteenth sub-Saharan nation to operate Airbus Military´s family of light and medium aircraft, underlining the range´s suitability for the challenging operating conditions found in the region.
Altogether 61 countries now operate the Airbus Military light and medium family of airlifters and surveillance aircraft – the C212, CN235 and C295.
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.
Posted on 01 November 2012 by admin
Boeing has delivered the sixth Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-17 Globemaster III today at the company’s final assembly facility in Long Beach. The airlifter will be assigned to No. 36 Squadron at RAAF Base Amberley near Brisbane, where it will help meet increased demand for airlift to support military, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations.
“I am delighted to accept the sixth C-17 on behalf of the Royal Australian Air Force,” said RAAF Chief of Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown. “The C-17 is a capability that has improved Australia’s reach locally, regionally and globally. Individually, the aircraft is impressive – but as a fleet, it has fundamentally enhanced our strategic airlift agility to meet the Australian Defence Force Air Mobility requirements.”
The government of Australia announced its intent to buy a sixth airlifter during last year’s arrival ceremony for the RAAF’s fifth C-17. The contract was completed on June 6 and now Boeing has delivered the aircraft less than five months later, due to the strong cooperation among the Australian and U.S. governments working with the Boeing team.