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A400M and la Patrouille de France

I’ve no idea why this picture has just appeared on EADS’ Flickr stream as it was taken in August last year, but it is rather nice. It shows an Airbus Military A400M and the Patrouille de France display team in their Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jets soaring over the mountains. EADS

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Grizzly? Check. Northern Lights? Check. Frozen photographer?

You wonder quite how long the photographer from Airbus Military waited in the cold and the darkness for this perfect moment, assuming, of course, it’s not just crudely photoshopped. Anyway, look on and admire. It shows Grizzly 5 (MSN6) undergoing cold weather tests in Iqaluit, Canada. Click here for more on the A400M.   Airbus […]

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Airbus Military C295 in Kazakh colours

Hmmm, no matter how many times you type Kazakh it still looks wrong. Anyway, Airbus Military released this image to trumpet its “entry into the CIS regional market” with delivery of two C295s ordered last year by Kazakhstan, which holds options to take six more of the transports.  After being formally handed over in Seville, the […]

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Unique formation flight of five A400Ms

Credit: Airbus Military This great image signifies the unique occasion where all five A400M test flight are together in Toulouse. This technical formation flight of the five Grizzlies, MSN1, 2, 3, 4 and 6, was crewed by Airbus Flight Test teams and following the exercise all the different aircraft continued on their daily activity. You […]

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Whale vs Bear – Grizzly swallowed (almost) whole

Just in from Airbus Military is this shot of the first A400M for a customer – in this case the French Air Force – arriving at its final assembly line in Seville. The wings and nose are pictured being unloaded from the Airbus A300-600ST Beluga transport aircraft, although one colleague wondered if the Beluga’s gaping […]

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A400M at Filton – like Top Gun, only different

For some reason when I see this picture of the sunset-lit Airbus Military A400M at Filton it reminds me of the classic movie, Top Gun. Only in the UK. And without fighter jets. Or Tom Cruise. Other than that, it’s uncanny, I’m sure you’ll agree. Credit: user Michael Buckle on Flightglobal Airspace

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Airbus Military A330 MRTT FSTA completes first contacts with Tornado

  An Airbus Military A330 MRTT Future Strategic Transport Aircraft (FSTA) for the UK’s Royal Air Force has successfully completed its first contacts with a Tornado fighter. This contact was a dry contact, by day and night, recently during a programme to qualify the Tornado to refuel from the FSTA in operational service. The operation was […]

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A400M undergoes Swedish winter trials

Pictured is Airbus Military’s second A400M development aircraft undergoing cold weather trials earlier this month in Kiruna, northern Sweden. The aircraft – Grizzly 2 – experienced temperatures as low as -21ºC … continue reading  

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A400M reaches for the sky

Airbus Military approaches first flight in cautiously optimistic mood as contractual and technical issues make progress having served for the past 15 months as a resolutely earthbound monument to all that can go wrong with big-ticket pan-European defence projects, the Airbus Military A400M is finally poised to deliver. Beset by problems associated with the aircraft’s […]

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Indian A330 MRTT

  Airbus Military has released images of its A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) in Indian Air Force colours as the contest to supply the country with six additional tankers approaches a conclusion. EADS subsidiary Airbus and Russia’s United Aircraft (UAC) responded to a tanker request for proposals (RFP) in 2007 and industry sources say […]

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