2015-06-13 The first new CN-235 has arrived at la Réunion.
According to the French Air Force (FAF), the second CN-235 will arrive next month, and the start of the replacement process for the Transalls in the region will begin.
“The CN-235 300 will replace the Transall C-160 in the southern area of the Indian Ocean.
The second will arrive in mid-July when the first Transall will then be withdrawn.
The second Translall with then leave Réunion at the beginning of August.”
The FAF is rebuilding its transport fleet with A400Ms, CN-235s and upgraded C-130s.