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Airbus Military A-400M splash

Airbus Military A-400M splash

Airbus Military tests its A400M for water ingestion.

Airbus Military says it has successfully completed tests to demonstrate the ability of the A400M new generation airlifter to operate on wet runways and taxiways without ingesting water into the engines.

During the tests at Istres in France the aircraft travelled through troughs containing 2 to 6cm of water at speeds up to 90kts in take-off and landing configurations, including operations with reverse thrust.

The company says that the aircraft “performed satisfactorily and no water was ingested into the engines”.

Source: By Dave Allport - 02 November 2011 - Military Aviation News (

Photo: Airbus Military A-400M splash (Photo by Airbus Military image)




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