Second A400M flies

written by australianaviation.com.au | April 11, 2010
A400M MSN2 has flown. (Airbus Military)
A400M MSN2 has flown. (Airbus Military)

The second Airbus Military A400M made its maiden flight on April 8.

MSN2 took off from Seville, Spain, at 15.15 local time, landing back at Seville four hours and 50 minutes later. Aircraft captain for the flight was Michel Gagneux, joined by copilot Karl-Heinz Mai, with flight test engineers Jean-Jacques Bernard and Emiliano Requena, and test flight engineer Gerard Maisonneuve.

Meanwhile MSN1, which is now based out of Toulouse, had by the time of MSN2’s flight completed 15 flights, logging over 66 flight hour. Airbus Military says the third A400M will fly by the beginning of the northern summer, the fourth A400M “around” the end of the year.

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