GERMANY'S DAIMLER-Benz Aerospace (DASA) and South Africa's Denel are teaming to support the C.160 Transall military transport in response to the South African Air Force's decision not the sell the aircraft, but to use them for humanitarian missions.

The C.160 support package has been identified as the first project between the two companies, which have signed a general collaborative agreement.

The package is also likely to include Aerospatiale and Snecma. Both French companies were closely involved in the original Transall programme and have since been responsible for maintenance and upgrade programmes for French air force C.160s.

Source: Flight International