CASA Crash

Questions and concerns about the safety and reliability of EADS CASA aircraft, and about the reliability of EADS as a U.S. defense partner

05 January 2007

EADS CASA complains that Canada wants a better plane than it can deliver

EADS CASA has been complaining that the Canadian government has been setting standards too high for a new search-and-rescue aircraft.

Like the United States with its upcoming Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA), Canada is deciding between the EADS CASA C-295 and the Spartan C-27J built by Finmeccanica of Italy.

However, EADS CASA is griping that Canada expects too much in terms of performance, and says it can't compete with the C-27J under such demands.

According to Reuters, "EADS-CASA has for years complained that Canada is looking for a plane faster than its C-295."

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