After a period of practically no military movements in LMML, except for the occasional visit by the ever so frequent Tunisian Air Force with their C-130J-30 Hercules, a Czech Air Foce Casa C-295M serial ‘0455’ visited LMML for a brief fuel stop. The aircraft arrived in the morning from Sharm El Sheikh International Airport on its way to Seville Airport.
In December 2019, the Czech Air Force signed a contract for the acquisition of two additional Airbus C-295s. The aircraft will be equipped with winglets and are due to be delivered in the first half of 2021.
The agreement will increase the Czech Air Force’s total C-295 fleet up to six aircraft. Together with this agreement, an additional contract was also signed for the upgrade of the four C-295s currently in operation with the Czech Air Force.