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RAAF, RNZAF chiefs fly in A400M

written by australianaviation.com.au | August 27, 2013
The UK, NZ and Australian air force chiefs in the A400M. (Airbus Military)

The air force chiefs of Australia, New Zealand and the UK were given a demonstration flight in the Airbus Military A400M at the recent Royal International Air Tattoo in the UK. Pictured are ACM Sir Andrew Pulford, Royal Air Force; AVM Peter Stockwell, RNZAF; and AIRMSHL Geoff Brown, RAAF standing on the open ramp together with an Airbus Military loadmaster.

The UK is a launch customer for the A400M, while the RNZAF has shown interest in the transport to replace its C-130H model Hercules. Longer-term, the A400M could be an option to replace the RAAF’s C-130Js.

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