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Airbus Military details A400M water ingestion tests

28th October 2011 - 17:04 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Airbus Military has announced successfully completed tests to demonstrate the ability of the A400M new generation airlifter to operate on wet runways and taxiways without ingesting water into the engines, according to a statement released 28 October.

Airbus Military said that during the tests at Istres, France, the aircraft travelled through troughs containing 2-6cm of water at speeds up to 90kt in take-off and landing configurations, including operations with reverse thrust.

According to the company, the aircraft performed satisfactorily and no water was ingested into the engines.

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