The first A400M (MSN001) flew from Seville to Toulouse on 4 March in its tenth sortie since its maiden flight on 11 December. The second test aircraft will fly "within days", while the third is undergoing final production ground tests before engine installation and will take to the air by the middle of the year.
The fourth test aircraft, now in final assembly at Seville, will join them in the second half of 2010. Continue reading and read about how EADS is confident on A400M exports after rescue deal...
The second Airbus Military A400M, known as MSN2 (front), has been handed over to the
Flight Test department at Seville, Spain where it will soon join MSN1 (rear) in the air.
(Photo: Airbus Military)