Thursday, July 18, 2013

► CAMEROON: Airbus Military delivers a CASA CN-235 transport to the Cameroonian Air Force.

Cameroon Air Force roundelAirbus Military has delivered one of its CASA/IPTN CN-235 medium-range transport planes to the Cameroon Air Force. The handover makes Cameroon the sixteenth sub-Saharan nation to operate the Airbus Military family of aircraft.

Cameroon Air Force CASA CN-235
Cameroon Air Force CASA CN-235 (Airbus SAS)
Among the criteria listed by the Cameroonian Air Force were versatility, and low maintenance and operating costs and will join the Lockheed C-130 Hercules and  a Chinese Xi'an MA60 delivered late last year.

The CN235 has a six tonne payload maximum that is well-proven in hot, dusty and humid conditions and on unprepared runways. 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. Its primary military roles include maritime patrol, surveillance, and air transport.