A400M update coming your way

Heads-up, DEW Liners, because I’ll be journeying to Seville later this week for a day of briefings on the A400M programme.



This will be my first time at Airbus Military’s San Pablo site in about nine months, so I’m looking forward to seeing how much the Atlas final assembly line has busied up. Below is the most recent shot released by the company, but MSN7 (furthest to the right) has since been shown out in the open in French air force markings. Hopefully we’ll be able to at least see this first production aircraft during our visit, but I’m sure that kicking the tyres won’t be on the agenda.


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I’ll be filing on the visit for the 26 February issue of Flight International, hopefully with some insight on when MSN7 is expected to fly for the first time, and on the current status of certification work and flight testing.


Let me know if you’ve got a question you’d like answered about the Atlas, and I’ll do my best to get some comment from the company during my time in Spain.

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