LONDON – The first A400M airlifter for the U.K. Royal Air Force has moved under its own power as preparations begin for its first flight. Taxi trials of the first of 22 RAF aircraft, MSN15, took place on Aug. 10, manufacturer Airbus Defense and Space said in an Aug. 10 press release. The tests will pave the way for a first flight in the coming weeks in readiness for delivery in September. The RAF will be the first operator of A400Ms fitted with the Standard Operating Clearance (SOC) 1, ...
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