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Luxembourg’s new A400M makes maiden flight

14th April 2020 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Airbus on 13 April confirmed that the Luxembourg Armed Forces’ new A400M airlifter has carried out its maiden flight at Seville Airport in Spain.

The initial flight lasted 5h before returning back to Seville Airport at 16:08 (CET).

The aircraft will be jointly operated by a binational unit from Belgium and Luxembourg and it is expected to be delivered in Q2 FY2020.

Whilst the A400M has been ordered by Luxembourg, the aircraft, known as MSN104 (pictured), will be based in neighbouring Belgium.

Shephard Defence Insight reports that each A400M aircraft costs approximately $187 million and has a maximum range of 4,800km. 

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