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PICTURES: Airbus C295W winglet tour touches down in Bolivia

The Airbus C295W winglet roadshow stopped off in the city of El Alto in Bolivia this week to demonstrate the new type’s performance in hot and high conditions.

The aircraft registered ANX-1255 of the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) is on a promotional tour of Latin America to demonstrate how the winglets improve the aircraft’s performance and provide 4% fuel savings over standard wingtips.

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C295W touches down at El Alto International Airport, Bolivia.

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SEMAR operates four standard twin-turboprop C295s and is the launch customer for winglet-enabled C295W, with two models in its inventory.

Operated by a mixed crew of Airbus and navy personnel, ANX-1255 landed at El Alto International Airport on Tuesday and also visited Cochabamba air base and demonstrated its utility by landing on an unprepared landing strip in San Borja.

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San Borja, Bolivia.

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“The highly successful demonstration by the C295W in Bolivia this week underlines again its excellent performance in hot and high conditions, which is key for several countries in the Region,” says Christophe Roux, head of Airbus Defence and Space in Latin America.

The aircraft was delivered in 2015, and since the navy order, all new C295s come standard with winglets.

Aside from the Mexican navy and air force, as of October 2015 Airbus has delivered C295s to Ecuador (3 aircraft), Colombia (6), Chile (3) and Brazil (12 of 15). ANX-1255 will return to Mexico next month, says Airbus.

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