An Airbus C295W aircraft belonging to the Mexican Navy (SEMAR) and operated by a mixed crew from Airbus Defence and Space and SEMAR has carried out demonstration flights in El Alto, La Paz, Bolivia, one of the airports with the most extreme hot and high conditions in the world.
The C295W, which landed at El Alto International Airport, more than 4,000m above sea level, on Tuesday, has also performed flights to the Cochabamba base and the unprepared runway of San Borja.
The new C295W version is equipped with winglets, which allow transport of more payload over larger distances in hot and high conditions and result in fuel savings of around 4%.
“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. It demonstrates once more the C295W’s status as the most efficient aircraft in its category”, said Christophe Roux, Head of Airbus Defence and Space in Latin America.
The aircraft’s tour of the region will include stops in several countries of the Region before returning to Mexico in early December.