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Africa's first "civil" C295 begins humanitarian operations from Kenya

Posted 21 September 2018 · Add Comment

DAC Aviation International has received the first Airbus C295 to be used on the civil registry in Africa.

The Nairobi-based company will utilise the aircraft for humanitarian missions in North-East and Central Africa.

DAC, leased the aircraft from Dublin-based lessor, Stellwagen Group. Which ordered 12 of the type last year plus options for further aircraft. The specialist aircraft is capable of operating humanitarian and freight missions in austere environments as well as supporting government agencies in search and rescue and other roles.

The highly versatile aircraft is able to perform many different missions including transport, medical evacuation, maritime patrol and surveillance, signals intelligence, and airborne early warning. To date, 206 C295s have been ordered by customers around the world, and is operating in Africa in Algeria, Angola, Ghana, Egypt and Mali.
 

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