First flight of the first Turkish Air Force A400M from Seville, Spain (Image © Airbus Military)

Turkish A400M makes first flight

First flight of the first Turkish Air Force A400M from Seville, Spain (Image © Airbus Military)
First flight of the first Turkish Air Force A400M from Seville, Spain (Image © Airbus Military)

The first production Airbus Military A400M new generation airlifter for the Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri; TAF) has made its maiden flight on August 9, 2013. The aircraft, known as MSN9, took off from Seville, Spain, at 13:56 local time and landed back in Seville 5 hours and 30 minutes later.

The A400M programme for the TAF is also making good progress at the Airbus Military International Training Centre at Seville, where Turkish pilots, loadmasters, and maintenance technicians have already begun their training. Turkey has ordered 10 A400M tactical transport aircraft.

Source: Airbus Military

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