SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
Tata-Airbus are considering developing a Civilian varaint of the C-295MW transport aircraft that can carry 42 passengers and 5 crew members to be used under the Regional connectivity scheme launched by the government of India.
While plans will start unfolding when the manufacturing of the aircraft takes off to meet the order given by the Indian Air Force. Aircraft can operate from short take-off and landing capability on semi-prepared runways could be ideal to connect to smaller regional airports that are coming up on the radar of the government of India to boost regional connectivity.
Civilian varaint of the C-295MW might see getting rid of the ramp door in the rear and one additional door for easy movement of passengers with additional behind cockpit space reserved for storage of bags. while there is no clarity when fully developed aircraft will emerge but at least a concept of the aircraft will be showcased to some of the domestic players in the market. Tata group is the biggest player in the Indian airline segment.
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