Air­bus A400M to Turk­ish Air Force

SP's MAI - - AEROSPACE -

Air­bus De­fence and Space has handed over the first of ten A400M new gen­er­a­tion air­lifters or­dered by the Turk­ish Air Force. The Turk­ish Air Force for­mally ac­cepted the air­craft from Air­bus De­fence and Space at the A400M Fi­nal As­sem­bly Line in Seville, Spain. A fur­ther cer­e­mony will take place in Turkey at a later date.

Fol­low­ing the con­trac­tual trans­fer of ti­tle, the air­craft, which is the third pro­duc­tion A400M, will be flown to Kay­seri air base in cen­tral Turkey where it will ini­tially be used for train­ing. In Turk­ish Air Force ser­vice the A400M will re­place the C-160 Transall of­fer­ing a dra­matic in­crease in air trans­port ca­pa­bil­ity to the armed forces.

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