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A400M begins rough field tests

28th May 2012 - 16:50 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Airbus Military has announced that the A400M has completed its first set of unpaved runway tests at Cottbus-Drewitz airfield in Germany. The company made the announcement in a 28 May, 2012 statement.

According to Airbus, Grizzly 2 performed a series of ground runs on the grass surface including maximum-braked rejected take-offs. Analysis of the data and examination of the runway are now underway and the aircraft will return in due course for further trials.

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