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A400M enters service in Spain

8th December 2016 - 14:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Spanish Air Force’s first A400M transport aircraft has entered into service, with OCCAR signing the Aircraft Transfer of Title for MSN44.

The aircraft will be operated by the Air Transport Wing (ATW) 31 of the Spanish Air Force based at Zaragoza Air Base. Air Transport Wing 31 carried out strategic (international, mission theatre) transport as well as tactical transport within the mission theatre.

The ATW 31 will deploy the A400M for deployment of air force units, air-to-air refuelling, air logistic support, airborne operations, medical evacuation flights, search and rescue support, and humanitarian aid missions.

Spain now becomes the 5th OCCAR programme Participating State to operate the A400M aircraft along with France, Germany, Turkey and the UK. 

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