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Second production A400M prepares for flight

written by | May 27, 2013
The second production A400M runs up. (Airbus Military)

The second production Airbus Military A400M has successfully completed its first engine runs as it begins final preparation for its maiden flight later this month. The aircraft – MSN8 – is now undergoing taxying trials outside the A400M Final Assembly Line in Seville, Spain.

Airbus Military expects to complete four A400M aircraft in 2013 and will deliver MSN8 to the French Air Force in the third quarter of the year.

Meanwhile Miguel Angel Morell has been appointed head of operations of Airbus Military. Angel will report directly to Domingo Ureña-Raso, CEO of Airbus Military.


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