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Repeat C295 order completes Kazakh airlift renewal

Kazakhstan is to boost its fleet of C295 medium transports to eight aircraft, under a new deal signed with Airbus Defence & Space.

Six of the twin-engined turboprops are already in service with the Kazakhstan air force, Flight Fleets Analyzer shows. The oldest of these were delivered in January 2013.

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Announcing the deal on 20 April, Airbus says it "covers the final two aircraft included in a memorandum of understanding signed in 2012". The airframer adds that both aircraft will be delivered "in the second half of this year".

With its eight-aircraft transaction with Almaty now completed, Airbus says its C295 programme sales have reached 186 units. Flight Fleets Analyzer shows 154 of the type as being in active service.