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Seville says Adios to last C212

Interesting to see that Airbus Military has delivered the last ever C212 to have been assembled at its San Pablo site in Seville, with all future examples to be completed in Indonesia. Greg Waldron from our Singapore office filed on the milestone event, which involved the last of three -400 examples produced for Vietnam’s coastguard. […]

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‘Salut’ to France’s first A400M

Airbus Military has today released a fresh-from-the-paint-hangar image showing the first production A400M Atlas in the colours of launch operator the French air force. With some of the Armee de l’Air’s aged C160 Transall and C-130H Hercules tactical transports currently supporting its Operation Serval activity in Mali, MSN7′s move towards first flight and a mid-year delivery […]

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India picks A330 tanker – again

Airbus Military earlier this week confirmed what lndian media reports had suggested late last year – that its A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) has been selected by the nation’s air force for the second time. Pitted against the Ilyushin Il-78MK, seven of which are already flown by the Indian air force, the modified A330 (Airbus […]

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Grrreat Grizzlies!

Now here’s something that you don’t see every day: pictures showing all five of Airbus Military’s A400M development aircraft “turning and burning” together. The company just released a couple of images showing its entire “Grizzly” fleet getting ready to take off from Toulouse, France, and I’m guessing that air-to-air shots might also be following before too long […]

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A400M has rough time during landing trials

While attending Airbus Military’s Trade Media Briefing in Toulouse last week, I watched A400M development aircraft “Grizzly 2″ setting off on its way to performing the type’s first unpaved runway landing trials at Cottbus-Drewitz airport in Germany. The company today issued a brief press release and one picture from the trials activity, and stated that the […]

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UK’s next A330 tanker ready for conversion

Yesterday I wrote from Airbus Military’s Getafe site near Madrid about a change of conversion plan for the UK’s next (and fifth) A330 Voyager tanker/transport, and lo and behold, look what I saw taking to the air in Toulouse today, but the very same aircraft. Airbus expects the “green” widebody to arrive in Getafe towards […]

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Making a splash: A400M lands in Chile

Airbus Military’s second A400M “Grizzly” development aircraft made a splash in Santiago on 23 March, when it touched down to make the design’s first appearance at Chile’s FIDAE show. Just in case the twin water cannon salute (Airbus Military images, below) didn’t provide enough of an entrance for aircraft MSN2, its arrival from performing high altitude testing […]

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