Spain’s Own A400M

On December 1, the Ejército del Aire (Spanish Air Force) received its first Airbus Military A400M Atlas, registered T.23-01(10074)/31-21 at Seville-San Pablo. After the formal handover ceremony in San Pablo, the aircraft took off for a 50-minute flight to its new home at Zaragoza Air Base, to serve with Ala 31 currently equipped with ten C-130H and KC-130H Hercules. The aircraft is shown parked in front of a new hangar purpose built for the A400M. The Ejército del Aire expects to receive 14 A400Ms through to 2022 and another 13 from 2025. Roberto Yañez