Airbus delivers third and final C295 to Philippine Air Force

By Ryan Maass   |   Feb. 16, 2016 at 4:07 PM
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Airbus Defence and Space has made its third and final delivery of a C295 airlifter to the Philippines Air Force.

The airlifter, capable of carrying a payload of up to nine tons, was delivered to the Philippines following its final assembly in Seville, Spain. The Philippines Air Force will use the aircraft to bolster its transport fleet, and support both military and humanitarian missions.

In addition to its nine-ton payload capacity, the C295 can also be used to transport up to 71 personnel, and reach a maximum cruise speed of 298 miles per hour. The aircraft can reach altitudes up to 25,000 feet, and can stay in the air for up to 11 hours.

The C295 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney PW127G turboprop engines designed to cut back on fuel consumption and boost maneuverability.

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