Finland will Order two plus five C-295 Transports
05 May 2006
On May 4th, 2006, the Finnish Air Force has officially announced that the Minister of Defence has signed the decision to select the EADS CASA C-295 as the next tactical transport aircraft. The contract, that will be signed next week, includes the acquisition of two aircraft and five options.
The C-295 was selected in favor of the C-27J Spartan offered by Alenia aerospace. Both aircraft underwent a series of load and weather tests in Finland for the evaluation.
These C-295 will replace the Fokker F-27, which are currently in service and close to the end of their operational life.