Subscribe Free
in Air Transport

Airbus A400 completes grass runway tests

Posted 4 November 2015 · Add Comment

Airbus Defence and Space has completed certification testing of the A400 airlifter on a grass runway.

The tests used the development aircraft MSN2, and took place over a period of three weeks at the Écury-sur-Coole airfield to examine the aircraft’s behaviour on grass and soil runways.
 
Previous tests on a gravel surface were successfully completed earlier this year, with more tests on sand surfaces to take place next year. 
 
Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Combi unlocks Texel's loads of potential...

As lead operator of the new Boeing 737-700 FlexCombi freighter conversion, Bahrain-based Texel Air is looking towards more distant horizons, as Alan Dron reports.

TAV Technologies receives IDC award for passenger flow management solution

The Passenger Flow Management Platform developed by Turkey’s TAV Technologies received the highest accolade in the category of customer experience during the CIO Summit, organised by International Data Corporation (IDC) Turkey.

Qatar Airways opens new state-of-the-art engine facility

Qatar Airways has opened a new state-of-the-art Engine Facility as part of the vision to streamline the cost of its Technical Maintenance operations by more than $2.2m per year.

UK Qatari combined Hawk and Typhoon flight training

The UK and Qatar have been working together with combined delivery of Hawk and Typhoon flight training activity in support of the two countries close defence ties.

Middle Eastern airlines saw demand fall 83.1% in February

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that passenger traffic fell in February 2021, both compared to pre-COVID levels (February 2019) and compared to the immediate month prior (January 2021).

Emirates announces latest policy updates

Emirates has announced the latest updates to its booking policies.

WDS SK2601090322
See us at
DAS21_BTAviation Africa 2021 BTNNWorld Defence Show 2022Aviation MENA 2021