The Cameroon Air Force has ordered a single CN235 medium transport aircraft.
June 11: The Cameroon Air Force has ordered a single CN235 medium transport aircraft from Airbus Military.
The CN235 has a six tonne payload and is well-proven in hot, dusty and humid conditions throughout Africa, according to parent company EADS. It also claims 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 serve with the Cameroon Air Force.
“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.