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  Airbus A400M - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Airbus A400M is a four-engine turboprop aircraft, designed by Airbus Military to meet the demand of European nations for military airlift.
The political and financial delays with the A400M caused the Royal Air Force to start the Short Term Strategic Aircraft (STSA) programme which selected the C-17 as an interim measure to provide strategic airlift until the A400M entered service.
The A400M will start to be assembled in the Seville plant of EADS Spain (part of Airbus Military) in October 2006, manufacturing three aircraft per month.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Airbus_A400M   (849 words)

 Airbus Military
The A400M is an economical turboprop aircraft with a cruise speed almost as fast as turbofan powered transports.
The A400M is capable of reversing up, under its own power, a 2% slope on hard surfaces and a 1% slope on soft surfaces at its tactical MTW in hot and high conditions.
The flight envelope of the A400M allows it to refuel a wide range of aircraft and helicopters, at the altitudes appropriate to their missions.
www.airbusmilitary.com /performance.html   (604 words)

 Air Force Technology - A400M (Future Large Aircraft) Tactical Transport Aircraft
The A400M (formerly known as the Future Large Aircraft) is a military transporter designed to meet the requirements of the air forces of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
A400M for Germany will be fitted with a Terrain Masking Low Level Flight (TMLLF) system, from EADS Military Aircraft, for low-level flight control.
The A400M will be convertible to a tactical tanker, with the ability to refuel a range of aircraft and helicopters within two hours.
www.airforce-technology.com /projects/fla   (1554 words)

 FLUG REVUE March 2004: Luftwaffe needs A400M
For the Bundeswehr, the A400M procurement is of enormous importance.
On the basis of the distinctive tactical capabilities of the A400M, this aircraft is equally capable of transporting heavy and difficult loads, even under threat to emergency airfields.
Thus, only when the A400M joins forces in its tanker role with the air refuelling capable CSAR variant of the NH90 helicopter, which is also the process of being procured, will we be able to guarantee a rescue and evacuation capability over great distances, something which is already sorely missed today, for example in Afghanistan.
www.flug-revue.rotor.com /FRheft/FRHeft04/FRH0403/FR0403c.htm   (1157 words)

 A400M Future Large Aircraft - FLA
The A400M is a military transport aircraft designed to meet the requirements of eight European Air Forces (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom) to replace their fleets of C-130 Hercules and C-160 Transall.
An important argument in favor of the A400M is the changed geopolitical situation on account of which crisis-oriented and quick-reaction air transport increasingly gains in importance.
A competition was conducted by 4 of the 7 nations to consider the Boeing C-17 and Lockhead Martin C130J alongside the A400M.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/europe/fla.htm   (1329 words)

 FLUG REVUE Aircraft Gallery: Airbus Military A400M
Earlier in the A400M programme, the Aero Propulsion Alliance, a European consortium formed by Fiat Avio (8 %), ITP (13,6 %), MTU (24,8 %), Rolls-Royce (24,8 %), Snecma (24,8 %) and Techspace Aero (4 %) was choosen to supply the TP400.
The A400M is claimed to have twice the volume of the C-130J and twice the payload at almost identical life-cycle costs.
The final launch of the A400M programme came on 27 May 2003, when a contract was signed in Bonn between Airbus Military and the multinational armaments agency OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Cooperation en Matiere d´Armement).
www.flug-revue.rotor.com /FRTypen/FRFLA.htm   (2477 words)

 AIAA - Aerospace America Online - INTERNATIONAL BEAT - A400M: Symbol of European commitment.
“The A400M is of great importance for the modernization of the European forces, for the development of a joint European defense and security policy, and for the European industry,” said European Aeronautic Defense and Space (EADS) joint CEOs Philippe Camus and Rainer Hertrich in January.
The A400M program was originally seen as a blueprint for a new type of common European approach to military equipment procurement.
“A400M is one of the first common procurement projects with a highly political and economic impact on increased European integration,” according to EADS CEOs Camus and Hertrich.
www.aiaa.org /aerospace/Article.cfm?issuetocid=191&ArchiveIssueID=25   (1285 words)

 Airbus A400M
The A400M (formerly known as the Future Large Aircraft) is a military transport with a classic high-set wing and T-tail configuration, rear loading ramp/door assembly, four turboprop engines, and high-flotation retractable landing gear housed in blister fairings.
Two engines are being proposed to meet the A400M requirements; the BR715 turboprop engine by Rolls-Royce of the UK and the M138 developed by SNECMA of France, MTU of Germany and Fiat Avio of Italy.
The eight-bladed constant speed propellers are supplied by Dowty Aerospace of the UK or by Ratier-Figeac SA of France with Hamilton Standard of the United States.
www.theaviationzone.com /factsheets/a400m.asp   (706 words)

 domain-B : Indian business : companies : EADS signs €20-billion contract for A400M military aircraft
The A400M contract was signed on Tuesday in Bonn, Germany, by Airbus Military and the European procurement agency OCCAR representing France, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Belgium, Luxemburg and the UK.
We are convinced that the A400M will set new standards in military transport and forces interoperability," says Francisco Fernandez Sainz, president of Airbus Military and head of the EADS military transport aircraft division.
The CEOs stress that the A400M programme will create and secure a total of 40,000 jobs at manufacturers and their suppliers over a period of 20 years.
www.domainb.com /companies/companies_e/eads/20030528_contract.html   (779 words)

 German defense minister announces military cuts, including A400M
As had been expected in recent weeks, Struck confirmed Germany would reduce its order for Airbus A400M military transport aircraft to 60 from 73 for budgetary reasons, in a speech to the lower house of parliament on the defense budget.
Struck attributed the decision to the "restrictive financial situation" facing the center-left government, which is under massive pressure to slash public deficits due to budget shortfalls.
The A400M, with four turbo-prop engines, is destined to replace aging military transport planes across Europe, including the US Hercules C-130 and the Franco-German Transall C-160.
www.spacedaily.com /2002/021204163429.12pvabih.html   (331 words)

 Paris 2003: A400M suppliers lick chops   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Systems and equipment suppliers throughout the aerospace industry are eagerly awaiting requests for proposals from Airbus for the newly launched A400M airlifter.
A senior manager at Thales said he expects Airbus Military to require all A400M suppliers to meet stringent terms and conditions (TandCs) concerning exportability, end-use, intellectual property rights and the freedom to pursue upgrade paths.
Thales will be pitching for a number of A400M subcontracts but could face strong competition from, for instance, Honeywell for the flight management system.
www.ainonline.com /Publications/paris/paris_03/pd2a400mpg2.html   (565 words)

 Defining A400M Support
The subsequent consensus was that Airbus Military should be the core, global provider of A400M customer services, while further discussions were undertaken to establish the support requirements of each customer nation and define areas of common need.
The formation of the A400M MRO network is being discussed with the European partner nations.
Maintenance Tools: The A400M uses a significant amount of composite construction, particularly in its wings, empennage, tail-planes and fin, plus a range of advanced materials, systems and technologies -- all of which will need specifically trained personnel and specialist tools and equipment to carry out maintenance.
aviationnow.com /avnow/news/channel_om_story.jsp?id=news/AIRM08096.xml   (1844 words)

 AIAA - Aerospace America Online - INDUSTRY INSIGHTS - A400M: Out of the woods?
Also, only 117 of the planes are going to the part of Europe that has serious aspirations for military independence from the U.S.—what the Bush administration calls “Old Europe.” Spain and Britain are clearly happy to maintain military ties with the U.S., as evidenced by their support for the war with Iraq.
If the A400M is launched with the objective of supporting European industry in difficult times, European governments will need to take care that they do not steal money from other programs, leaving the industry partners exactly where they started.
The result would be one of the biggest market transformations in aerospace history, with the top line growing from a 1984-2000 average of $700 million a year to a post-2003 annual average of $2.5 billion.
www.aiaa.org /aerospace/Article.cfm?issuetocid=374&ArchiveIssueID=40   (1804 words)

 Malaysia may buy A400M - Military Aviation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In terms of the declaration, South Africa will participate in the A400M programme in order to boost the revitalisation of the South African aerospace sector which both parties agree has the knowledge, experience and capability in aircraft design, manufacturing, support and maintenance to contribute and benefit from the programme as a whole.
The A400M Programme is the only global aviation programme of its kind, offering launch countries unequalled opportunities to participate in ways that sustain and enhance their own industrial and technological base.
Of critical importance to Government is the fact that the A400M programme provides the country with the opportunity to meet its growing international obligations, particularly in regard to peacekeeping and support, disaster relief and management, and a range of other civil, commercial and military missions.
www.defencetalk.com /forums/showthread.php?p=37713   (1331 words)

 Malaysian military to purchase A400M - Military Aviation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The daily, quoting unnamed sources, said the A400M deal would be signed on December 8 during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition on Malaysia's resort island of Langkawi.
The multi-billion euro Airbus Military A400M project was launched in May 2003 when 180 A400M airlifters were ordered by seven European NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) nations: 60 for Germany; 50 for France; 27 for Spain; 25 for the UK; 10 for Turkey; 7 for Belgium and 1 for Luxemburg.
Deliveries for the A400M are slated to begin from 2008 at the earliest.
www.defencetalk.com /forums/showthread.php?p=51157   (2606 words)

 News: A400M Airlifter Released - GamersHell.com
Just Flight today announced that A400M Airlifter has been released and is available from the usual stores at retail and also available to order direct with immediate ship out direct from Just Flight.
The A400M is the next generation of military transport aircraft.
It is being built by Airbus and is scheduled to fly in 2008.
www.gamershell.com /news/30373.html   (191 words)

 All Headline News - Airbus Expects A400M Major Contract - September 12, 2006
Thus South Africa becomes the first country outside Europe to join the A400M airlifter program, a multi-billion euro project shared among seven European nations.
Humbert has also said that Airbus is likely to sign a deal soon with Chile to purchase up to three of the A400Ms.
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www.allheadlinenews.com /articles/7000770045   (216 words)

 Airbus denies delays to A400M military plane
The French newspaper La Tribune had said delays to the A400M project, which has a budget estimated at 6.0 billion euros (7.5 billion dollars), were public knowledge and would be announced in due course by Airbus.
Under the original timetable for the A400M project, the first flight should take place at the beginning of 2008 with 192 deliveries scheduled from October 2009, La Tribune said.
The A400M has been ordered as a military transport plane by a number of European governments.
www.turkishpress.com /news.asp?id=134131   (316 words)

 Airbus A400M Funding Safe - Official
Funding for the planned Airbus A400M military transport plane is completely secure and will not be affected by problems surrounding the company's flagship A380 airliner, an official said on Thursday.
Richard Thompson, a senior vice-president at the military wing of Airbus, dismissed the idea that the A400M program could be jeopardized by delivery delays with the A380 superjumbo airliner.
Thompson said there were far fewer variants of the A400M than the A380, which meant the transporter would not be affected by engineering delays.
news.airwise.com /story/view/1150413779.html   (312 words)

 A400M gets go ahead
Seven European nations agreed yesterday to order 225 A400M military transport aircraft from Airbus Military to replace the ageing European airlift fleet.
The C-130 is essentially a design from the 1960s, and has significantly less capability than that planned for the new aircraft.
While the C-17 beats the A400M for volume, payload, range and speed its costs are much higher.
defence-data.com /f2000/pagefa1081.htm   (398 words)

 A400M Spearheads Joint European Military Airlift Plans
Formal launch of the potential $20 billion, seven-nation program for an initial 225 A400Ms at last year's Farnborough air show was followed in November by selection of the TP400 engine from the new Turboprop International (TPI) group, as their preferred powerplant.
Joint A400M commitments made last year by European Defense Ministers to fulfill their future strategic and tactical military air transport requirements comprised Belgium (7), France (50), Germany (73), Italy (16), Spain (27), Turkey (26), and Britain (25).
Germany's decision last November to allocate DM10 billion ($4.4 billion) of funding towards its A400M requirement was crucial to continuation of the A400M program, for which the Luftwaffe is initially the largest customer.
www.aviationnow.com /shownews/01paris2/topsto02.htm   (521 words)

 Goodrich Technology on the A400M
By integrating multi-function sensing probes, pressure sensors and processing capability, the total number of discrete sensor installations is reduced, reliability is significantly improved and overall weight and drag are lowered.
This is the second award for Goodrich technology on board the A400M.
In October 2005 Airbus selected Goodrich to supply the flap actuation package for the aircraft and Aerolec (Goodrich's joint venture with Thales), to supply EADS-CASA with the main and auxiliary power unit electric generators for the aircraft's electrical power generation system.
www.goodrich.com /Feature/SingleStory/0,1285,86,00.html   (296 words)

he A400M is a military transport plane conceived to solve the necessities of eight European Air Force (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom) to replace their fleets of Hercules C-130 and Transall C-160.
The initial order was: Belgium 7, France 50, Germany 73, Italy 16, Luxembourg 1, Spain 27, 26 Turkey and United Kingdom 25, but in December of 2002 Berlin decided to shorten its order to 60 A400M.
The responsibility of the new company is to handle the program of development of the A400M, known before like FLA. The first airplane will fly in the 2007, and the deliveries are predicted between 2009 and 2025.
www.machtres.com /xx-a400m.htm   (213 words)

 DefenseNews.com - Malaysia Orders Airbus A400M Transport Planes - 12/08/05 10:31
The A400M is the biggest joint venture ever in the European defense industry, with an estimated cost of 20 billion euros.
To date, 180 of the aircraft have been ordered by seven NATO nations: 60 for Germany; 50 for France; 27 for Spain; 25 for Britain; 10 for Turkey; seven for Belgium and one for Luxembourg.
The A400M is to make its maiden flight in 2008, with initial deliveries scheduled for late 2009.
www.defensenews.com /story.php?F=1402102&C=airwar   (225 words)

 DefenseNews.com - Malaysian Military To Purchase Airbus Planes: Report - 12/01/05 09:01
Malaysia will buy four A400M military planes from European aircraft manufacturer Airbus to further boost its existing fleet for the transport of cargo and troops, according to a Nov. 30 newspaper report.
The daily, quoting unnamed sources, said the A400M deal would be signed on Dec. 8 during the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition on Malaysia’s resort island of Langkawi.
The multi-billion euro Airbus Military A400M project was launched in May 2003 when 180 A400M airlifters were ordered by seven North Atlantic Treaty Organization nations: 60 for Germany; 50 for France; 27 for Spain; 25 for the UK; 10 for Turkey; seven for Belgium and one for Luxemburg.
www.defensenews.com /story.php?F=1386569&C=airwar   (397 words)

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