Airbus says it has successfully performed the dispatch of 80 paratroopers in a single pass using the side doors of its A400M airlifter. The trial, completed in conjunction with the French national armament agency DGA and the Belgian armed forces, moves the European airlifter closer to its required specification of being able to deploy 116 paratroops—58 paratroops from each of the side doors—the A400M’s maximum paratrooper dispatch capacity. Simultaneous deployment of ...

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