Second Air Force C-295 aircraft touched down today

The second of three C-295M medium lift aircraft of Philippine Air Force has arrived today, the Air Force said. “The second C295M Medium Lift Aircraft of 220th Airlift Wing, Philippine Air Force with tail number 140 touched down runway 02R of Clark Air Base, Pampanga at exactly 5:30 pm last September 15, 2015.”

“The brand-new transport aircraft departed Spain last September 8, 2015,” Air Force added.

PAF spokesperson Colonel Enrico Canaya said yesterday that the second C-295 aircraft will undergo technical inspection and acceptance process before its formal turn over to Air Force.

The Philippines government ordered three C-295 military (M) variant worth Php5.29 billion last year.

Third C-295 aircraft is expected to be delivered before the year ends.