Spanish progress.

SPAIN HAS shown an interest in the new CASA C-295 (CASA C-295 makes first flight, March 99, p10) and has apparently ordered an initial batch of nine aircraft. The first of these has been funded and is expected to be delivered to the Ejercito del Aire (EdA, Spanish Air Force) next year with the remaining eight supplied by the end of 2002. On February 15 CASA signed a deal with Sextant Avionique for its Topdeck avionics suite for the C-295 and the CN-235-300.

A number of other developments in the EdA have been revealed recently. The prototype upgrade for the

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Brazilian Air Force Receives First C-295

A FORMAL hand-over ceremony took place on October 16 at the EADS CASA factory in Seville-San Pablo, Spain, for the first Forca Aerea Brasileira (FAB — Brazilian Air Force) C-295 transport.

FAB 2800 (c/n 029), allocated the FAB designation C-105A Amazonas, was accepted on behalf of the FAB by representatives from the Comando Geral de Operacoes Aereas (COMGAR — General Command for Air Operations), Comando Peral de Apoio (COMGAP — General Support Command) and Comando-Geral de Tecnologia Aeroespacial (CTA — Aerospace Technology Command).

The aircraft left the Seville factory on the first leg of its delivery flight on October 17

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The contract for the supply of aircraft C-295 signed by Kazakhstan

As said yesterday the agency ARMS-TASS, Kazakhstan has been concluded contract for the purchase of military transport aircraft C-295 production company "Airbus" (ITAR-TASS). Such planes be successfully operated by France, Spain, the Czech Republic and other countries.

In the Kazakh Defense Ministry clarified that the first of next year Kazakh Air Force fleet will be topped 2 planes. Then Kazakhstan means get another 6 aircraft.

Ultimately, by the end of 2018 the fleet of military transport aircraft Air Force Kazakhstan will be topped eight aircraft C-295.

The Ministry of Defence of Kazakhstan highlighted the fact that the signing of

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