The Mexican Air Force gets its first C-295

Mexican Air Force C-295 (Picture: Airbus Military)

Airbus Military has informed that the Mexican Air Force has received its first CASA C-295 transport aircraft. Another C-295 will be delivered in the coming weeks. The entire fleet will be operational by the end of year.

The Mexican Air Force ordered five C-295 last year, which will join the two already operational C-295’s of the Mexican Navy.

The C-295 is a medium-capacity transport and cargo aircraft, developed by EADS subsidiary CASA, in Seville, Spain.

The Mexican Air Force will use the C-295 for troop transport and MEDEVAC missions.

5 thoughts on “The Mexican Air Force gets its first C-295”

  1. As always, it look like SEDENA, use FAM, like logistic service, instead of use it for defense propourses. FAM need to separate from mexican Army.
    We want see more and modern COIN/RECON planes, and sustitutes for the F-5

  2. Dear Alex, thanks for your comment.

    I think that the Mexican Air Force really needs to boost its medium-lift transport capabilities. The C-295 will serve that purpose while freeing the C-130’s for bigger missions.

    I would also love to see COIN aircraft that substitutes both our Pilatus PC-7 and Northrop F-5 Tiger II.

    You may get a surprise in the coming months.

    Regards.

  3. Bien, ya hacia falta aviones nuevos para la FAM (o diriamos el ejercito del aire, la FAM técnicamente no existe ya que esta subordinada al ejercito y existe una ley a la que no le han hecho caso, que habla de que la FAM es un ministerio aparte de Marina y Ejercito.
    Ojala y la llegada de los nuevos(eso si usados) 5 Hercúles E/H ayude a la labor que desarrollan el ejercito, la puesta a punto de los MIL rusos y los pocos nuevos bell, al menos dan otra apariencia y espero efectividad.
    Aunque se habla de que para el 2012, luego de reforzar el transporte, viene lo de los posibles nuevos aviones cazas a reacción o turbohélices.
    En fín ya era hora, saludos y quiero pedirte que puedes tener este blog en español.

    1. Gracias Lobo por tu amable comentario. Creo que los MI-17 tienen sus días/años contados.

      Es muy probable que la sean reemplazados en un mediado/largo plazo por los nuevos EC 725 Cougar.

      Un abrazo.

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