Team JCA completes Early User Survey Phase for Joint Cargo Aircraft program
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Nov. 2, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- The Team JCA
partnership led by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and EADS CASA North America
has completed the Early User Survey (EUS) demonstration of its C-295
military transport aircraft for the Joint Cargo Aircraft program managed by
the U.S. Army and Air Force.
During the demonstration, the JCA program office evaluated aircraft
performance based on the proposal that Team JCA offered, judging flight
performance and handling qualities, reconfiguration, short field
performance, defense suite, and air drop and austere field operations.
"Team JCA is confident that the EUS demonstrated the C-295's unrivaled
performance for meeting the crucial mission of medium transport for the
U.S. warfighter," said Jim Hvizd, vice president of Team JCA.
In service currently with coalition partners in Iraq and Afghanistan,
the C-295 is the only combat-tested aircraft competing for the JCA
requirement and the only such aircraft certified by the Federal Aviation
Administration. The C-295 is completing its seventh year of JCA-type lift
missions with the armed services of Spain, Poland, Algeria and Jordan and
is in production for Brazil, Portugal and Finland. It has also won formal
competitions in Australia, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.
The C-295 benefits from more than 1 million JCA-type flights by its
family of military transport aircraft that also includes the CN-235 and the
C-212, a milestone no other competitor for the program can claim. With the
greatest floor space in its class, the C-295 can carry five pallets and 61
people, exceeding the capacity of any JCA competitor. This advantage would
allow the aircraft to protect more soldiers in combat from improvised
Raytheon Company, with 2005 sales of $21.9 billion, is an industry
leader in defense and government electronics, space, information
technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft.
With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 80,000 people
Yep, C-27J is my favorite too, just trying to keep it real with the press releases.
I see a probe on the first one for refueling (which is odd in and of itself) but is the C-27 IRR capible?
Ah! The 'Mini Herc'… stick with the winning formula Master Luke