A400M completes water ingestion trials

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 28, 2011
The A400M undergoes water ingestion trials.

Airbus Military says its A400M airlifter has completed water ingestion trials that saw the aircraft successfully demonstrate its ability to operate on wet runways and taxiways without ingesting water into its engines.

“During the tests at Istres, France the aircraft travelled through troughs containing 2-6cm of water at speeds up to 90kt in takeoff and landing configurations, including operations with reverse thrust,” the manufacturer said.

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