Malaysia has received the fourth and final Airbus A400M aircraft at the Airbus final assembly plant in Seville, Spain.
Malaysian deputy Defense Minister DS Johari Baharom signed an acceptance document marking the clearance to embark the ferry flight to Subang on March 12, Malaysian Defence reported Wednesday.
The aircraft is expected to arrive at Subang on March 14 just ahead of its debut at LIMA 17. The ferry flight from Seville to Subang normally takes two days with one stop-over at the Al Bateen executive airport in Abu Dhabi. The three previous ferry flights took the same route and stop-overs.
M54-04 was supposed to be delivered in late 2016 but it was delayed following problems affecting the A400M program.
The RMAF previously received its first of four A400M military transport aircraft on March 17, 2015 during the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) 2015. The second one on January 13, last year. The third and fourth aircraft were to arrive in April and November to be operated by RMAF's 22 Squadron.
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