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06 October 2014
06. October 2014 Defence and Space

Airbus A400M airlifter passes key airdrop test

A400M airlifter during key airdrop test

A400M airlifter during key airdrop test

A400M Air Drop Test

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has successfully demonstrated its ability to airdrop multiple containers of the kind typically used in military and humanitarian operations. In tests conducted at Cazaux, France, the aircraft dropped 24 x 1 tonne Container Delivery Systems (CDS) in a single pass. The 48 x 48 inch containers are loaded in two rows inside the cargo hold and released by gravity. This test demonstrates the maximum capacity of the A400M for this type of container and is a key contractual requirement for the A400M.

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