The first of four Airbus Defence and Space A400M new generation airlifters ordered by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (Tentera Udara DiRaja Malaysia, TUDM) has made its successful maiden flight, marking a key milestone towards delivery. Airbus confirmed today the flight took place on Friday 30 January already.
The aircraft, known as MSN22, took off from the Airbus production facility in Seville, Spain, on Friday at 17:30 local time. After a successful test flight, it landed back there again 1 hour and 30 minutes later.
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Source: Airbus Defense and Space, with additional reporting by Airheadsfly.com