Tag: A400M

Spain could swap 6 A400M airlifters for South Korea’s 30 KT-1 and 20 T-50 trainers
Spain has reportedly ordered 27 A400M airlifters from Airbus but has decided to sell 13 of them and received consent from Airbus. South Korea and Spain are expected to launch negotiations as early as this month to swap four to six A400Ms that Spain ordered for 30 KT-1s and 20 T-50s.
Previously unreleased video shows A400M crash at Seville in 2015video
Spanish investigators have found that Airbus and European safety authorities were warned in late 2014 of a software vulnerability in the A400M cargo plane that was similar to a weakness that contributed to a fatal crash seven months later Brought to my attention by David Santamaría Sanz, a reader of The Aviation Geek Club, the horrific previously unreleased Euro Press...
Indonesia to buy two A400M airlifters but not for its air force
The A400M transport aircraft will not have any military role as they will be used to move goods around the eastern part of the country Indonesia has decided to purchase two A400M transport aircraft from Airbus but these planes will not have any military role as they will be used to move goods around the eastern part of the country. According...
A400M airlifter might never get all its features
France has praised A400M performance on operations in Africa, but the largest buyer Germany has criticized Airbus for failing to do what it promised Reuters has seen a document signed last week between Airbus and seven NATO nations (Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain and Turkey) that allows the former to deliver the A400M airlifter without some of its promised...
Cool video shows A400M airlifter refueling six Spanish F/A-18s in one flight
Although only six F/A-18s were involved, the A400M mission simulated the refueling of eight aircraft via multiple contacts  The interesting video in this post shows the A400M ability to deliver fuel to six F/A-18s in a single mission during a recent air-to-air refueling (AAR) human factors certification flight on Dec. 13, 2017. Configured with two underwing pods and a centre hose...
Although the A400M Atlas cargo aircraft has operated in exercises previously, Mobility Guardian is the largest and most diverse and gives the opportunity to learn more about the aircraft and to help partnerships flourish Many airlifters from 11 international countries are currently taking part in Mobility Guardian, including the Royal Air Force’s A400M Atlas cargo aircraft as it makes its debut...
Although longer-term costs of operating those 13 aircraft were still being assessed, initial estimates pointed to one-time startup costs of 505 million euros, including 150 million euros needed to prepare a second A400M base Germany had wanted to downsize its fleet of A400M cargo planes since 2011 by selling 13 out of 53 of those aircraft to other countries to save money. But given...