The Thai Ministry of Defense has confirmed the order for an additional Airbus C295 transport aircraft. This repeated order for the new aircraft operated by the Royal Thai Army will increase Thailand’s C295 fleet to three aircraft.
The aircraft will be delivered in 2023 in a general transport configuration. C295 plays a key role in the Royal Thai Army, with tasks ranging from cargo transportation to medical evacuation and paratrooper deployment.
Johan Pelissier, Head of Airbus Defense and Space Asia Pacific, said: “This additional order from the Department of Defense strongly demonstrates its continued confidence in our proven military transportation capabilities.”
“Due to its modularity, mobility and endurance, C295 is becoming more and more popular in the Asia-Pacific region. Compared with any other similar platforms, its low operating cost makes it a good prospect for the military. We certainly look forward to serving the region. The growing C295 fleet provides support,” Pelissier added.
The new order from Thailand comes after an undisclosed military customer in the region recently ordered three C295 transport aircraft.
As the demand for multi-purpose airlift capabilities continues to grow, C295 is becoming the new standard for tactical and humanitarian operations. This latest contract brings the total number of C295 ordered in the Asia-Pacific region to 25.