Airbus Military has selected VRR as the supplier for development and supply of C-295M rear ramp cargo compartments
Airbus Military, formerly known as EADS-CASA, requested the development of a cargo compartment for installation on rear the ramp of C-295M aircrafts.
The C-295M is a pressurized twin turboprop military transport aircraft with easy loading and unloading through lateral doors and a rear ramp.
The purpose of the cargo compartment is to provide a storage area for miscellaneous cargo when seats are installed in the cabin to transport troopers and government officials. Inside the cargo compartment, cargo nets and dividers are provided for safe stowage of the miscellaneous cargo. Access is arranged through a hinged cargo door, which is assisted with gas springs for convenient operation.
Being certified as a Class C compartment according to FAR25.857 classification, the cargo compartment contains both smoke-detection with warning to the cockpit as well as fire-suppression equipment which can control any fire that may start within the compartment.