Airbus has just praised the first test of the A400M engine for the Royal Air Force. The engine has successfully tested engines and taxiing at the Seville airport. In September to be delivered to the United Kingdom as the first of 22 ordered machines.
The Airbus A400M is a European response to American transport machinery. It is an intermediate plane between Hercules C-130 Lockheed and Boeing’s Globemaster C-17.
The A400M is a wide-bodied turbo propeller transport machine. It features a relatively high cruising speed (780 km / h) and the ability to land on uncrowded runways. The maximum payload that can take on board is 37 tons, which is roughly the same as the C-130 Hercules. The advantage of the Airbus is, however, that it has a larger cargo space, which can transport larger loads.