Cameroon Air Force orders Airbus Military CN235

Air­bus Mil­i­tary is pleased to wel­come the Cameroon Air Force as a new cus­tomer with an order for a sin­gle CN235 medi­um trans­port.
The CN235 is a robust air­craft with a six tonne pay­load that is well-proven in hot, dusty and humid con­di­tions through­out Africa.

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It is flex­i­ble and reli­able with good short take-off and land­ing capa­bil­i­ty, and its cab­in can be eas­i­ly recon­fig­ured for a vari­ety of trans­port mis­sions such as car­ry­ing troops, car­go, mixed loads or for med­ical evac­u­a­tion. The air­craft will be used to mod­ernise the Cameroon Air Force’s trans­port fleet.

Ver­sa­til­i­ty, and low main­te­nance and oper­at­ing costs were key fac­tors in the Cameroon Air Force´s selec­tion of the CN235, which will be used to mod­ernise its trans­port fleet.

“Air­bus Mil­i­tary is proud to have gained the con­fi­dence of the Cameroon Air Force and looks for­ward to stand­ing by our cus­tomer as a trust­ed part­ner for many years to come”, said Anto­nio Rodriguez Bar­berán, Air­bus Mil­i­tary VP Com­mer­cial. “The CN235 is exact­ly the kind of work­horse required for cur­rent and future air­lift mis­sions to be per­formed by the Cameroon Air Force and we are opti­mistic that its in-ser­vice per­for­mance will lead to fur­ther orders from Cameroon.”

With this new order, Air­bus has secured 276 orders for the CN235 for 43 oper­a­tors around the world in both trans­port and sur­veil­lance roles, empha­siz­ing its mar­ket-lead­ing capa­bil­i­ties in both sec­tors.

It is cur­rent­ly in ser­vice in 28 coun­tries, oper­at­ing in the most demand­ing con­di­tions from extreme cold to hot deserts, and has accu­mu­lat­ed more than one mil­lion flight hours.

About CN235

Able to car­ry up to six tonnes of pay­load and with a max­i­mum cruise speed of 240 kt (450 km/h), the CN235 is able to take off from, and land on, short, semi-pre­pared run­ways with soft sur­faces thanks to its Short Take Off and Land­ing (STOL) char­ac­ter­is­tics and the strong land­ing gear with tan­dem low-pres­sure tyre. Its excel­lent han­dling qual­i­ties, high manoeu­vra­bil­i­ty and fast engine (two Gen­er­al Elec­tric GE CT7-9C3, 1870 shp) response allow safe crit­i­cal oper­a­tions at a very low alti­tude. Out­stand­ing reli­a­bil­i­ty and sup­port­a­bil­i­ty result in high air­craft avail­abil­i­ty and the low­est life cycle cost (LCC) in its class.

Source:
Air­bus Mil­i­tary