Navy (SEMAR) becomes
launch customer for new Airbus C295W equipped with winglets
Mexican Navy (Semar) has become the launch customer of the latest version
of the market-leading Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft - the new
C295W equipped with winglets.
Thanks to the winglets, the C295W will be able to transport more payload
to a longer distance with around a 4% fuel savings, even in hot and
high conditions. Picture: Airbus
Navy has specified the winglets for two C295s, for which the order was
already announced, and winglets will be standard for all new C295s ordered
from now on.
“The advantage of the winglets in hot and high conditions means
that the development of the C295W is a key step for our highly successful
light and medium transport family. And it is a particular pleasure to
deliver this first aircraft to Mexico, which already has the biggest
Airbus Defence and Space transport fleet in Latin America,” said
Antonio Rodríguez Barberán, Head of Commercial for Airbus
Defence and Space in Latin America.
“The C295 has served us well for many years. We had some concerns
about operating a mixed fleet of aircraft with and without winglets,
but when we studied the enhanced performance of this new version it
was clear that it would bring very significant operating benefits for
us that could not be ignored”, said Rear Admiral from Mexican
Navy, José María García Macedo.