Airbus Military has brought its second A400M development aircraft to the Farnborough air show, atfer first flying the transport to its future UK home at the Royal Air Force's Brize Norton air base in Oxfordshire.
During its base visit on 16 July, MSN002 lined up alongside its future RAF peers: the Lockheed Martin C-130J and the Boeing C-17 (below).
It then went on to fly at the Royal International Air Tattoo over the weekend, where Airbus chief test pilot military Ed Strongman says it received great support.
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Speaking to Flightglobal at Farnborough, Strongman says the three-aircraft test fleet has now logged 415 flight hours and 109 flights since MSN001's debut sortie last December.
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The A400M will open the flying display at 13:30 local time today, followed by the Airbus A380. Its new 'Grizzly' markings will be revealed this afternoon.
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