Airbus A400M Atlas

Airbus delivers 20th A400M Atlas to France

France’s Directorate General of Armaments announced that it had accepted delivery of another Airbus A400M Atlas heavy-lift tactical transport on December 1, increasing the number of examples delivered to the French Air and Space Force to 20 airframes

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Belgium transitions from C-130 Hercules to A400M Atlas

As Belgium pushes for ward with the integration of its fresh fleet of Airbus A400Ms into a fully operational ser vice, Joe Campion meets the unit’s commanding officer to find out more

UK’s A400M fleet nears completion with penultimate delivery

The RAF’s fleet of Airbus A400M Atlas C1 heavy-lift tactical transports has grown to 21 aircraft, following the arrival of the penultimate example (serial ZM420) at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire on October 11

RAF delivers aid to Pakistan following devastating floods

A Royal Air Force (RAF)-operated Airbus A400M Atlas C1 heavy-lift tactical transport has delivered a military aid package to Pakistan, after the country was hit by devastating floods in September

RAF trials low-level parachute capability on A400M

As the RAF continues to expand and develop the capabilities of its Airbus A400M Atlas C1 fleet, the service revealed on September 7 that it has successfully completed a series of low-level parachute trials on the type

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Allied aircraft flock to UK for Exercise Cobra Warrior

A number of combat aircraft, along with their associated support assets, from multiple nations have been touching down at various locations across the UK for this year’s second attempt at Exercise Cobra Warrior, after the first was cancelled due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24

Airbus A400M drops 20 tonnes of water in firefighting tests

Airbus Defence & Space announced on July 26 the success of test flight campaign in Spain with a removable firefighting kit onboard the A400M.

In-Flight Interview: Commander of Belgium's new A400M Squadron

Less than two years after receiving its first Airbus A400M, CT-01 in October 2020, 20 Squadron of the 15 Wing, Belgian Air Force, received its penultimate aircraft, CT-07 on May 11 2022. Maj Steven Vandervorst explains from CT-07's flightdeck what the unit has been up to since taking delivery of the A400M from Airbus.

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Polish airport near Ukraine border could be key defence support hub

Poland’s Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport, located in the southeast of the country just 50 miles from the Ukraine border, could be playing a significant part of the NATO response to the ongoing Russian invasion, with multiple Allied transport aircraft arriving over the past 24 hours

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Airbus confident of Asia-Pacific airlifter sales

Airbus Defence and Space CEO Michael Schoellhorn has predicted further sales across the company’s airlift portfolio in the foreseeable future