First A400M aircraft take shape
The first three production A400M new generation airlifters are taking shape at the Airbus Military final assembly line (FAL) at Seville, Spain. Airbus Military gave an update on the aircrafts’ progress in a 20 November statement.
According to the company, the first aircraft that will be delivered to a customer, the
MSN7, is currently awaiting imminent installation of its engines. This aircraft will be delivered to France in 2013.
The second and third production aircraft - the MSN9 for Turkey and the MSN10 also for France - are undergoing ground system tests. These tests follow once the structural assembly of the aircraft has been completed.
Additionally, final assembly of MSN10, also for France, has begun at the facilities in Seville. All four aircraft are due for delivery in 2013.
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