C-295 AIRCRAFT (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Sci & Tech)

News-CRUX-10     26th September 2023        

Context: The Indian Air Force (IAF) formally inducted its first C-295 transport aircraft in a ceremony held at the Hindan Air Force Station in Uttar Pradesh, following its delivery from the Airbus facility in Seville, Spain.

C295 Aircraft

  • About: It is a new-generation tactical airlifter in the light and medium segment that will replace the ageing Avro aircraft of the Indian Air Force.
  • Built by: Airbus, a European multinational aerospace corporation.
  • Capacity: 5-10 tonne capacity with contemporary technology.
  • Features: The aircraft, with a flight endurance of up to 11 hours, can carry out multi-role operations under all weather conditions.
  • Replacement: Indian Air Force’s ageing fleet of Avro-748 planes