Airbus has delivered the first production example of its winglet-equipped C295 medium transport, which it says will benefit from extended-range performance and also give operators a 4% increase in fuel efficiency.

C295W Mexico - Airbus Defence & Space

Airbus Defence & Space

Flown from Airbus Defence & Space’s Seville final assembly site in Spain, the Mexican navy C295W carries the registration ANX-1524. It is the first of two aircraft included in a follow-on order for the service announced by the manufacturer last October. The pair will join four C295 transports, which Flightglobal’s Ascend Fleets database shows as having been built in 2009 and 2011.

Airbus – which announced plans to offer the enhancement for the twin-engined turboprop in May 2013 – says “winglets will be standard for all new C295s delivered from now on”.