The Spanish air force is likely to receive its first Airbus A400M aircraft on Monday.
Spanish air force pilots and Airbus DS made an acceptance flight to test and certify the aircraft that is to be delivered is in perfect condition and is fully operational on November 2.
The A400M aircraft’s final assembly is being done at the Airbus DS Seville facility. The production has accumulated delays in recent months, after detecting several problems in the engine and gearbox in some frames of the fuselage structure.
These problems have not been confirmed in the 24 aircraft already in service, but were forced to prioritize the replacement of damaged parts in them, not to undermine its operation, which has slowed down the assembly line, waiting for the arrival of new components rectified.
Rheinmetall and Airbus Defence & Space have supplied the Cargo Hold Trainer Enhanced (CHT-E) for the A400M transport plane to the Royal Air Force on October 20 at a formal handover ceremony. This training system is located in the National Training Centre at the Royal Air Force station in Brize Norton, the company announced today
Germany is planning to buy four to six Lockheed Martin C-130J transport planes instead of Airbus A400 military cargo aircraft due to repeated delays in their delivery. German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyern signed a declaration of intent in Paris to pool the yet-to-be-acquired Lockheed Martin military transport planes with the same type operated by France, a German defense ministry spokesman was quoted as saying by
The first Airbus A400M new generation airlifter ordered by the Spanish Air Force has made its maiden flight. The aircraft, known as MSN44, took off from Seville, Spain where the A400M Final Assembly Line is located at 15:25 local time (GMT+1) on 5 September and landed back on site 3 hours and 45 minutes later, Airbus said in a statement Tuesday
A Spanish fighter aircraft accidently fired an air-air missile while flying on a NATO air patrol near the Russian border with Estonia on Tuesday. A Eurofighter Typhoon 2000 equipped with AMRAAM type missiles was on its way to return to its base in the Lithuanian town of Šiauliai
The Spanish Air Force has taken the delivery of second of 27 A400Ms turboprop military transport aircraft from Airbus. The Directorate General of armaments and Material (DGAM) delivered the aircraft to the Spanish Air Force at the Airbus factory in Seville, the defense ministry reported Friday
The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has negotiated a £410 million contract that will provide in-service support for the UKs Atlas A400M aircraft. The A400M is the latest addition to the RAFs tactical airlifter capability and can carry up to 37 tonnes of payload over a range of 2,000 nautical miles
Airbus Defence and Space has delivered to the German Air Force its first A400M transport aircraft qualified for tactical operations and able to fly in areas subject to military threats. The aircraft is the sixth A400M in German service and the first with the new capabilities in addition to the world-leading performance of all A400Ms as strategic transports
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