Firefighting A400M Among Airbus Contest Finalists Turning A400M airlifters into firefighting platforms or using commercial airliners for Earth observation are among five concepts shortlisted as finalists competing for a €30,000 ($32,000) prize in Airbus’s fifth Fly Your Ideas competition for student teams. The A400M aerial firefighting platform concept is proposed by Team Aquarius from Australia’s Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. A modular system using pressurized ...

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