More A400M aircraft return to duty

The Royal Air Force began flying its Airbus A400M aircraft again on Tuesday 16 June, five weeks after the fatal crash in Spain with a brand new A400M. Germany hasstated it will resume flying its single A400M again in July. Meanwhile, the Airbus transport aircraft features quite prominently in the current Paris Air Show. 

The two A400M based at Brize Norton in the UK underwent a series of checks to ensure the aircraft and the procedures are safe. According to a statement, the RAF is satisfied that the A400M is now safe to resume flying.

Germany is set to fly its single A400M again in July, according to a report from Der Spiegel. It is not known at this time what the status is of the Turkish and Malaysian A400M fleets.

France has continued A400M operations since the crash. One French aircraft is now at the Paris Air Show, while an Airbus company aircraft performs in the flying display.

© 2015 editor Elmer van Hest
Featured image (top): The French A400M in Paris. (Image © Dennis Spronk)