Airbus Military today marked the milestone delivery of its 100th C295 multi-role tactical transport aircraft, which officially will be transferred to the Royal Air Force of Oman following an appearance at the Paris Air Show.
“We are very proud to deliver this aircraft to Oman,” Airbus Military CEO Domingo Urena-Raso said. “I hope that in the future this friendly relationship we have together grows.”
The Omani Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs, H.E. Sayyid Badr bin Saood Al Busaidi attended the event in Airbus’ static display area at Le Bourget Airport, along with representatives from the Royal Air Force of Oman.
In service with 15 countries worldwide, a total of 121 C295s have been ordered to date – with eight of these being acquired by the Royal Air Force of Oman. The twin-engine aircraft is a stretched version of Airbus Military’s CN235 transport.