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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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