Air­bus Mil­i­tary A400M de­vel­op­ment fleet makes 2,000th flight


Air­bus Mil­i­tary’s five-strong de­vel­op­ment fleet of A400M new gen­er­a­tion air­lifters has com­pleted its 2,000th flight. The air­craft that made the mile­stone flight, a rou­tine flight-test sor­tie from Manch­ing to Toulouse on Oc­to­ber 18, was the fifth air­craft, known as MSN6 and nick­named Griz­zly 5.

Since the first flight of the A400M on De­cem­ber 11, 2009, the de­vel­op­ment fleet has clocked up 5,665 flight hours.

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