Airbus Defence and Space has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence of Poland to provide a full flight simulator (FFS) for the Polish Air Force’s Airbus C295 aircraft fleet.
Contract signature with Poland for C295 full-flight simulator
The FFS will be installed in the Krakow C295 Training Centre at the Balice Krakow Air Base , where the PAF ́s 16 C295 are based – currently the world’s biggest C295 fleet.
The FFS delivery is due in 2017 and it will be used to train about 40 PAF crews per year.
The agreement includes the associated training for the FFS instructors and maintenance technicians of the Polish Air Force.
Javier Rivera, HO Light and Medium / P3 Services of Military Aircraft business line, said: “We are very proud that the Polish Air Force is showing its trust in Airbus Defence and Space training in the same way that they trust our robust and reliable C295”.
The photograph attached shows Jan Wozniak, representative of the Polish Procurement Agency, at the moment of signing the contract.
About Airbus C295
The new generation C295 is the ideal aircraft for defence and civic missions to the benefit of society, such as humanitarian actions, homeland security, and environmental surveillance. Thanks to its robustness and reliability, simple systems, and optimal cabin, this medium sized tactical airlifter provides wide versatility and flexibility, necessary for personnel, troop and bulky/palletized cargo transportation, casualty evacuation, communication and logistic duties, and air-dropping. Its flexible design, long endurance and modern systems have made it an outstanding platform for a wide range of ISR roles including anti-submarine and ship warfare, airborne early warning, and maritime surveillance. The C295 is part of the Airbus Defence and Space family of light and medium airlifters which also includes the smaller NC212i and CN235 platforms. Airbus Defence and Space now offers the C295W, featuring as standard winglets and higher engine power ratings, giving increased performance in all flight phases and lower fuel burn.
Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.