Airbus A400M

Airbus delivers 100th A400M

Airbus Defence and Space has recently completed the 100th delivery of its A400M Atlas heavy-lift tactical transport, with this example being handed over to the Spanish Air Force

A400M programme hits delivery landmark

European defence and aviation prime Airbus has completed 100 deliveries of its A400M turboprop transport, with the Spanish Air Force on May 24 receiving its tenth aircraft

A400M steps closer to helicopter refuelling certification

Airbus has successfully completed a major helicopter air-to-air refuelling certification campaign with the A400M heavy-lift tactical transport, marking a major milestone in the platform’s continued development

Belgium receives second Airbus A400M

The Belgian Air Component has taken delivery of the second of seven Airbus A400M transport aircraft it has on order

Airbus delivers first A400M to Belgium

Belgium became the eighth operator of the Airbus A400M Atlas heavy-lift tactical transport after it accepted its first of seven aircraft at the A400M Final Assembly Line in Seville, Spain, on December 22

Luxembourg receives first A400M Atlas

Luxembourg has become the seventh operator of the Airbus A400M Atlas heavy-lift tactical transport after it accepted its first and only example in Seville, Spain, on October 7

A400M conducts first 'wet' refuelling test with H225M

France’s Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) announced that an Airbus A400M tactical tanker/transport had completed the first ‘wet’ air-to-air (AAR) refuelling contact with a H225M Caracal helicopter on August 19.

A400M gains Automatic Low-Level Flight Certification

Airbus’ A400M heavy-lift tactical transport has achieved another milestone after the platform gained certification of its Automatic Low-Level Flight capability.

Luxembourg’s sole A400M takes flight

The first and only Airbus A400M heavy-lift tactical transport ordered by the Luxembourg Armed Forces has taken to the air for its maiden flight.

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European tankers gain momentum

Europe’s relative lack of air-to-air refuelling assets has often served to hinder NATO campaigns in the past. Now, as Alan Warnes explains, modernisation plans are starting to bear fruit.