A400M Performs Side-Door Paratroop Trial

Credit: A400M: Adrian Schofield
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...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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