The Border Service of the Republic of Kazakhstan has signed a firm order for one C295 medium transport aircraft, say Airbus. 

Through this new agreement, which includes training, spares and ground support equipment, the overall C295 fleet operating in Kazakhstan will increase to nine aircraft.

The new C295, in transport configuration, will play a vital role in border control activities and homeland security operations due to its demonstrated reliability and cost efficiency in operation at low temperatures.

The C-295 is manufactured and assembled in the Airbus Military facilities in the San Pablo Airport, in Seville, Spain. It is a development of the Spanish – Indonesian transport aircraft CASA/IPTN CN-235, but with a stretched fuselage, 50% more payload capability and new Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127G turboprop engines. The C-295 made its maiden flight in 1998. The first order came from the Spanish Air Force.

With this new order, the Border Service of Kazakhstan becomes the 31st operator of the C295 and brings the total number of orders up to 13 aircraft in the CIS.


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2 years ago

Rumour has it that they are going to call it the ‘Flying Scotsman’!!!
Sorry, couldn’t resist it!

Daniele Mandelli
2 years ago
Reply to  Herodotus


Am I right to detect an interest in all things train on your part? Seen a few posts to that effect.

2 years ago

I have an interest in most engineering projects from aviation to electricity generation, Crossrail, HS2 you name it in civil engineering and I’m probably interested. Following the underground projects in London (Crossrail & and the new mega sewer) has been fascinating. Having had a background in surveying, I am astonished at the accuracy that these new boring machines can achieve. Man’s endeavour in these areas is as great as art and philosophy, but not appreciated enough by the general public. In Germany it is another matter….we should learn from them. It begins in our underfunded schools ….where dozy rap artists… Read more »

Cam Hunter
Cam Hunter
2 years ago

They are ordering 1 HAHAHA, WHY WRITE ABOUT IT…

Mr Bell
2 years ago

Slow day of defence news.
We are all sat around waiting for Williamson to reverse the decision to only build 8 type 26s (all 13 please) and get an order for first 5 of at least 10 Arrowhead type 31 frigates.
Sorry must be daydreaming of what should be happening….