In order to give you a better service Airbus uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies I agree

05 December 2017
Defence

A400M Thousander Club launches with 28 aircrew members

A400M Thousander Club (1)
A400M Thousander Club (1)      
A400M Thousander Club (1)
 / 

27 September 2017

A400M Thousander Club (1)

Fernando Alonso with members of A400M Thousander Club

A400M Thousander Club (2)      
A400M Thousander Club (2)
 / 

27 September 2017

A400M Thousander Club (2)

Club members receiving their Club certificates

THOUSANDER CLUB      
THOUSANDER CLUB
 / 

21 November 2017

THOUSANDER CLUB

First A400M Thousander Club Awards ceremony for Airbus internal flight test crews on 21st November in San Pablo

Read more

As the A400M transport fleet rapidly grows its number of flight-hours, Airbus has recognized the aircrew with most hours on the type by creating the A400M Thousander Club. The club is open to those crew members who have clocked up 1,000 A400M hours and includes pilots, loadmasters, mechanics and members of Airbus Flight Test.

It has been launched with 28 members. At this year’s A400M User Forum in Orleans and Paris, seven awards were presented to French Air Force aircrew and two to personnel of the Royal Malaysian Air Force.

A total of 19 Airbus aircrew, including Airbus experimental test pilot Tony Flynn who uniquely has already recorded 2,000 hours, were subsequently honoured at the International Training Centre in Seville. Jane Strongman, widow of the late Ed Strongman, the first person to record 1000 hours on the A400M, received his award.

All the awardees, internal and external, will be registered on the A400M Thousander Club Logbook as they reach 1000 hours. The book will be held and administrated by the A400M Programme and the awards ceremony will take place at each year’s User Forum. Later it will record all aircrew who reach 2000 and then 5000 hours.

The photos show the Airbus, French and Malaysian Club members receiving their Club certificates, patches and pins.

A400M Thousander Club (1)
 

Fernando Alonso with members of A400M Thousander Club

A400M Thousander Club (2)
 

Club members receiving their Club certificates

THOUSANDER CLUB
 

First A400M Thousander Club Awards ceremony for Airbus internal flight test crews on 21st November in San Pablo

Airbus Helicopters continues industrial transformation with Paris-Le Bourget blades site

en

Singapore Airlines’ receives the first A380 with its customised cabin

en

Ten AS565 MBe Panther helicopters in service in Mexico

en
Back to top