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Go behind the scenes 

Go behind the scenes 

as Airbus produces the 100th A400M versatile airlifter

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ave you ever wondered how the A400M is built? With production underway for the 100th aircraft, Airbus is providing an exclusive, ongoing look behind the curtain – taking you inside the various European facilities as this milestone A400M comes together over the months ahead.


Advanced, proven and certified

A400M

Airbus’ A400M is a success story more than 15 years in the making. Launched in 2003 to respond to the combined needs of multiple European nations, this next-generation airlifter entered service a decade later and has since demonstrated unmatched versatility on military and humanitarian missions around the globe.

Production and delivery of the milestone 100th aircraft is a major milestone for the A400M, which to date has been provided to the military forces of France, Germany, Malaysia, the UK, Spain and Turkey – with future deliveries planned for Belgium and Luxembourg, as well.

Airbus sites supporting production of the 100th A400M.

A400M production sites

Here are the Airbus sites supporting production of the 100th A400M.


Building the 100th A400M

In a series of videos Airbus will show how the A400M next-generation versatile airlifter is built - from the production and assembly of structural components to the finishing touches, like painting, until it’s ready for its maiden flight.

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Watch the latest video in the series: General assembly

The Nantes, France site specialises in the manufacturing and assembly of the centre wing boxes for all Airbus-produced aircraft. However, activities during this step are focused on preparing the A400M’s radome, which houses the radar and other sensitive instruments.

Discover the radome in Nantes

 

The Nantes, France site specialises in the manufacturing and assembly of the centre wing boxes for all Airbus-produced aircraft. However, activities during this step are focused on preparing the A400M’s radome, which houses the radar and other sensitive instruments. Read less Read more

In the next video, the A400M fuselage gets ready...

Watch the 100th A400M first videos in the series!

Discover the fuselage assembly in Bremen      
Discover the key structures in Tablada      
Discover the digitalization and testing in Tablada      

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