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Egypt signs C295 upkeep deal with Airbus

Egyptian Air Force C295
Airbus photo of an Egyptian C295 in Spain

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 Egyptian Air Force, which flies a total of 24 aircraft, now joins 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, Airbus said.

The contract includes the provision of material services, on-site technical support as well as on-wing maintenance.

Airbus has been providing support ever since the delivery of the first twin-turboprop transport aircraft in 2011.

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.”