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Clement Charpentreau
German military refuses new A400M deliveries over safety concerns

The Bundeswehr, the German military, announced it would not accept deliveries of two A400M Atlas transport aircraft due to recurring technical problems....


Clement Charpentreau
Airbus A400M achieves awaited simultaneous paratrooper dispatch

The Airbus A400M Atlas transport aircraft has completed the certification flight test for the simultaneous dispatch of 80 equipped paratroopers from both side doors on a single pass....


Clement Charpentreau
Airbus A400M Atlas achieves first operational airdrop

The French Armed Forces General Staff revealed that an A400M Atlas achieved its very first Air Delivery on September 18, 2019, on a theater of operations in the Saharan-Sahelian region as part of Operation Barkhane....


Clement Charpentreau
Airbus A400M achieves successful helicopter refueling [Video]

Airbus and the French Directorate General of Armament (DGA) have successfully achieved the first helicopter flight refueling test of the A400M Atlas transport aircraft with an H225M Caracal. A proximity test with the upcoming H160 Guépard was also conclusive....


AeroTime Team
Airbus Q1 2019 earnings affected by German embargo

Airbus maintains its guidance for 2019 after reporting relatively positive financial results for the first quarter of the year. The European manufacturer points at the impact of the German embargo on Saudi arms exports on its defense sector....


Clement Charpentreau
A400M, the other thorn in Airbus’ side

Presenting the annual results of Airbus Group, CEO Tom Enders gave an update on the A400M program. He announced there would be exports of the military aircraft assembled in Seville, but warned "they would be in the hundreds", a way more pragmatic forecast compared to the 400 sales expected before....


Clement Charpentreau
Airbus new production plan: 3600 jobs threatened

Airbus announced reduced production of its A380 and A400M. That new production schedule could be affecting 3600 jobs, French daily Challenges estimates. France should be spared, but in Germany, United Kingdom and Spain, workers are expecting some reassignments....


Zivile Zalagenaite
A400M refuels six F-18 fighters in one flight

An Airbus A400M has successfully refueled six Spanish Air Force F-18 fighters in a single mission as part of an air-to-air refueling (AAR) human factors certification flight. ...


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Unusual Airbus A400M performance

Indeed, unusual Airbus A400M performance - military cargo plane making a terrific roll. It's a highly unusual manoeuvre for a transport plane....


Yulius Yoma
Germany receives first tactical standard A400M airlifter

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....