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  • Irish Air Corps CASA CN235s To Be Upgraded

    Breaking News it has been announced at the AirChina 2006 thats Eads has signed a 12.5million euro contract with Irish Department Of Defence to upgrade the Two Casa CN235s in Irish Service..

    Please click on link for full information..

    http://www.airshow.com.cn/en/Article...2-10/5943.html
    British officer: You're seven minutes late, Mr. Collins.
    Michael Collins: You've kept us waiting 700 years. You can have your seven minutes.

    [As the British flag comes down]

    Michael Collins: So that's what all the bother was about.

  • #2
    Ah the Chinese have sent for an Irish.

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    • #3
      Good Work max.

      More Great news for the Air Corps.


      Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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      • #4
        Thats great news for the lads. They are unsung heroes that play a vital part in our countrys interest.
        Does anybody think there will be more funding availible at some time in the future to expand from the 2 CASA to 2+ ??? There is only so much they can acheive with 2 aircraft.

        regards

        Måk

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Måk
          Thats great news for the lads. They are unsung heroes that play a vital part in our countrys interest.
          Does anybody think there will be more funding availible at some time in the future to expand from the 2 CASA to 2+ ??? There is only so much they can acheive with 2 aircraft.

          regards

          Måk
          Would be nice to see another 2 added to the current fleet.(I believe they cost US$22M each,open to correction on this though )
          Last edited by Bosco; 14 February 2006, 13:05.
          Lifes a bitch, so be her pimp!

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          • #6
            But we would be applicable to recieve funding from the European Union which would help the IAC when or if we purchased further examples of the CN235 series...
            British officer: You're seven minutes late, Mr. Collins.
            Michael Collins: You've kept us waiting 700 years. You can have your seven minutes.

            [As the British flag comes down]

            Michael Collins: So that's what all the bother was about.

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            • #7
              What? An upgrade? Oh,Yawn! airliners are upgraded every overhaul, worldwide; navy ships are upgraded at refit, armies upgrade their vehicles and equipment constantly. I don't think the world of aviation is going to spin off axis if two small turboprops are getting a comparatively minor upgrade for a small country, which will bring sod all to the local economy.I'd rather the Navy got another PV or some funds towards a new one.This thing is being talked up as if it's of monumental import.It's not, especially when the fishing industry is getting away with wholesale illegal activity, so the papers say, and the Government hasn't got the political will to stop them.
              regards
              GttC

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              • #8
                €5.3m has been set aside in the estimates for the Upgrade of the second CASA Maritime Patrol aircraft.


                Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                • #9
                  Hi guys, i know this already but i'm only posting this to show a friend that the air corps have 2 casa's, cause he thinks they have only 1, could someone please post the 2 reg numbers of them, so he can see it himself. Thanks

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                  • #10
                    Casa 235

                    Originally posted by snip1 View Post
                    Hi guys, i know this already but i'm only posting this to show a friend that the air corps have 2 casa's, cause he thinks they have only 1, could someone please post the 2 reg numbers of them, so he can see it himself. Thanks


                    Charlie 252 & Charlie 253


                    Courtesy of Military.ie

                    Air Corps Fleet - CASA CN235
                    Introduction
                    The Air Corps currently operates two Casa CN 235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. These aircraft entered service in 1994 and operate seven days a week usually in the off shore maritime patrol arena.

                    Working in close conjunction with the Naval Service, the two Casa CN 235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft of 101 Squadron provide an aerial platform for patrolling the Irish Economic Zone, an area of approximately 132,000 square miles or 16% of the total EU sea fisheries. This in itself represents an area almost five times the land area of Ireland and encompasses perhaps one of the most productive fisheries in the world.

                    Ends....



                    Hope this helps

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                    • #11
                      The 2 maritime patrol CASA's were purchased in 1994. They cost €55.3 million (including VAT) at 2002 prices. €22.9 million was refunded by the EU.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by A/TEL View Post
                        Charlie 252 & Charlie 253


                        Courtesy of Military.ie

                        Air Corps Fleet - CASA CN235
                        Introduction
                        The Air Corps currently operates two Casa CN 235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. These aircraft entered service in 1994 and operate seven days a week usually in the off shore maritime patrol arena.

                        Working in close conjunction with the Naval Service, the two Casa CN 235 Maritime Patrol Aircraft of 101 Squadron provide an aerial platform for patrolling the Irish Economic Zone, an area of approximately 132,000 square miles or 16% of the total EU sea fisheries. This in itself represents an area almost five times the land area of Ireland and encompasses perhaps one of the most productive fisheries in the world.

                        Ends....




                        Hope this helps
                        Yes that is a great help thank you.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by The Blue Max View Post
                          Breaking News it has been announced at the AirChina 2006 thats Eads has signed a 12.5million euro contract with Irish Department Of Defence to upgrade the Two Casa CN235s in Irish Service..

                          Please click on link for full information..

                          http://www.airshow.com.cn/en/Article...2-10/5943.html
                          Good stuff.. thanks for that...
                          "There is nothing braver then the heart of a volunteer" Lt. Col. Dolittle, USAC, 1941.

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                          • #14
                            Does anyone have any pictures of the 2 casa's, my friend still thinks that there is only 1, can anyone help?

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                            • #15
                              Try the photo library on www. irishairpics.com.

                              I'm sure Frank has a photo or two of both of them on the ramp

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