Germany gets hands on first A400M

Airbus Defence and Space has formally delivered the first Airbus A400M military transport ordered by Germany, the company said on Thursday 18 December. A total of nine aircraft have now been delivered and the aircraft is in service with four nations: France, Turkey, the UK and Germany. The A400M replaces the C-160 Transall in Germany.

The Bundeswehr accepted the aircraft at the A400M final assembly line in Seville, Spain. Bernhard Gerwert, CEO Airbus Defence and Space, said: “We are extremely proud to hand over the first A400M to Germany. The A400M will play a critical role in the modernisation of Germany’s air mobility force. The unique combination of strategic and tactical capabilities, allied to a level of reliability greater than that of the previous generation aircraft that it is replacing, will transform the German Air Force’s transport operations in the coming years.”

Source: Airbus Defence & Space

Airbus A400M
Great shot, great light, great aircraft. (Image © Bundeswehr)
The first Bundeswehr A400M in mid flight.(Image © Airbus Defence & Space)
The first Bundeswehr A400M in mid flight.(Image © Airbus Defence & Space)