Airbus Demonstrates Aerial Firefighting Role For A400M

Airbus A400M in firefighting mode
Credit: Airbus Defense and Space
LONDON—Airbus has demonstrated an aerial firefighting kit for its A400M airlifter, showing that the four-engine turboprop can deliver 20 metric tons of water onto a fire in less than 10 sec. During a flight-test campaign conducted in Spain, using a roll-on, roll-off system fitted into the aircraft’s...

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