Ivory Coast’s C295

The Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) will receive a single Airbus Military C295 airlifter for its small air force, becoming the 28th nation to order the type. C295 TU-VMC will be delivered in transport configuration and built to the latest C295W standard with winglets and uprated engines. It will add to the two former Bulgarian An-26B transports (TUVMA and TU-VMB) delivered in July 2018 and the single An-12 delivered in 2005. Côte d’Ivoire is slowly rebuilding its small air force, which was largely destroyed by French forces in November 2004 in retaliation for a deadly attack on French soldiers and the subsequent 2011 civil war. Côte d’Ivoire is also due to receive a single CN235 from PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI). The aircraft was ordered via AD Trade Belgium in April 2018. Guy Martin, image Roberto Yanez