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Airbus A400M Breaks its Own Record with a Dispatch of 80 Paratroopers on a Single Pass

by MSI

You can read the news article published in the November 2019 Issue of MSI Turkish Defence Review here:

 

Airbus announced on October 7 that the A400M cargo aircraft has completed the certification flight tests for the dispatch of 80 paratroopers from its side doors on a single pass. The test was carried out in coordination with the French General Directorate of Armament (DGA) and the French and Belgian Armed Forces. During the tests, 40 paratroopers jumped from each side door. Over the course of the same certification flight tests, 58 paratroopers were successfully deployed from a single side door, which is the maximum number possible for a single door on the A400M. The success of the platform in the tests marks another milestone on the aircraft’s road to achieving full operational functionality. The test phrase involved 564 jumps across nine flights.

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