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Up close with a Grizzly; first flight on an A400M

The UK’s signature of two new contracts linked to its A400M acquisition prompted Airbus Military to fly development aircraft “Grizzly 4″ to the Royal Air Force’s Brize Norton base in Oxfordshire on 1 March. This was good news not only because it gave military types the opportunity to see inside the new-generation transport during an […]

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Ton in the sun: milestone C295 in Seville

This future C295 was being moved from the “light and medium” final assembly line at Airbus Military’s San Pablo site over the runway while I was in Seville late last week, and the “100″ sticker beneath the cockpit caught my eye. Hopefully I’m not missing something by thinking that this must be the 100th C295 […]

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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 […]

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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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