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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. 
 
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