Airbus Military A400M begins rough field tests

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Madrid28 May 2012

The Airbus Military A400M has completed its first set of unpaved runway tests at Cottbus-Drewitz airfield in Germany (c) Airbus Military The Airbus Military A400M has completed its first set of unpaved runway tests at Cottbus-Drewitz airfield in Germany (c) Airbus Military

The Airbus Military A400M has completed its first set of unpaved runway tests at Cottbus-Drewitz airfield in Germany. Grizzly 2 performed a series of ground runs on the grass surface including maximum-braked rejected take-offs. Analysis of the data and examination of the runway are now underway and the aircraft will return in due course for further trials.

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