Airbus has written off another €1.3bn (£1.2bn) on its troubled A400M military transport plane, bringing total losses on the project to more than €8bn.
During this period, the aircraft took off with Cruise attached eight times before the team got the sequence that they wanted. The filming took place at RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire, UK. At times, the plane was 5,000 feet above the ground. Elswit adds that:
“They go up, get altitude, make a complete circuit, and land. I think it’s up in the air for about 6-8 minutes before it lands again. It had to be at least 1,000 ft. up.”
The UK Ministry of Defence has issued a £50 million ($69 million) tender for a Medium Weight Aerial Delivery (MWAD) system to airdrop equipment and vehicles from A400M “Atlas” transport aircraft.
The notice specifies that the system should be able to safely drop 16,000 kgs (35,274 pounds) of payload into drop-zones and include a platform, parachutes, and ancillary equipment “to enable their extraction” from the Airbus aircraft.
The notice stipulates that 40 MWAD systems of up to 32 feet (9.7 meters) in length should be delivered by 22 Jul 2031.
“The duration of the contract shall include a manufacture and transition phase followed by a 7 (seven) year support phase from Initial Operating Capability (IOC) (plus Options to extend by an additional 3 years),” the notice stipulates.
26 vols ont été effectués entre Kaboul et les Émirats Arabes Unis où les évacués d'Afghanistan embarquaient dans des Airbus à destination de la France. Il y a eu 16 vols entre les Émirats et Paris.
"Nous sommes repartis avec plus de 220 personnes alors que l'avion a une capacité de 116 sièges passagers."
26 flights were made between Kabul and the United Arab Emirates where evacuees from Afghanistan boarded Airbus bound for France. There were 16 flights between the Emirates and Paris [total 2600 evacuee]
"We left with more than 220 people while the plane has a capacity of 116 passenger seats."
I am now just realizing the A400M cannot be refueled by a boomThese two aircrafts orded by Kazakhstan have no aerial refueling probe so far. It would be the first A400M order without an aerial refueling probe.