Airbus A400M - New York International Air Show : New York International Air Show

Airbus A400M

The 2019 New York International Air Show will feature a rare opportunity to see the Airbus A400M!  The aircraft will be on static ground display on Saturday, August 24th and it will perform a takeoff and landing on Sunday, August 25th!  This will be only the second time in history an Airbus A400M has been on... View Article


The 2019 New York International Air Show will feature a rare opportunity to see the Airbus A400M!  The aircraft will be on static ground display on Saturday, August 24th and it will perform a takeoff and landing on Sunday, August 25th!  This will be only the second time in history an Airbus A400M has been on display at an air show in the United States.

 

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The Airbus A400M Atlas is a multi-national four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. It was designed by Airbus as a tactical airlifter with strategic capabilities to replace older transport aircraft, such as the Transall C-160 and the Lockheed C-130 Hercules. The A400M is positioned, in terms of size, between the C-130 and the C-17. It can carry heavier loads than the C-130 and can operate off of short rough landing strips. Along with the transport role, the A400M can perform aerial refuelling and medical evacuation.

 

The A400M’s maiden flight took place on 11 December 2009 from Seville, Spain. Between 2009 and 2010, the A400M faced cancellation as a result of development delays and cost overruns; however, the customer nations chose to maintain their support of the project. In March 2013, the A400M received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification. The first aircraft was delivered to the French Air Force in August 2013.


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