Close sidebar

A400M completes rough field tests

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 30, 2012
The A400M has completed its first set of rough field tests. (Airbus Military)

Airbus Military’s A400M tactical airlifter has completed its first set of rough field tests on a grass runway at Cottbus-Drewitz airfield in Germany.

Test aircraft Grizzly 2 performed a series of ground runs including maximum-braked rejected takeoffs as part of the tests. Analysis of the data and an examination of the runway are now underway and the aircraft is planned to return for further trials at a later date, Airbus said.

Airbus Miltary  said deliveries of the A400M are on track to commence by the end of the year.

Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Steer your own in-flight experience – available on print and digital Whether our classic glossy magazine in your letterbox, daily news updates in your inbox, peeling back a few layers in the podcast or our monthly current affair reports, you can count on us to keep you up to date. Sign up today for just $99.95 for more exclusive offers here. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

Each day, our subscribers are more informed with the right information.

SIGN UP to the Australian Aviation magazine for high-quality news and features for just $99.95 per year