The first modified Airbus C295 airlifter for Canada’s Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) fleet has taken to the air in Spain. The aircraft, which will be designated CC-295 once in Canadian service, flew for the first time on July 4 from Airbus’ facilities in Seville, Spain, the company announced July 5. FWSAR C295s will be significantly different from the standard C295, kitted out with a search radar mounted under the fuselage and an electro-optical camera under the ...

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