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28 octobre 2011 5 28 /10 /octobre /2011 18:05



28 October 2011 by the Shephard News Team


Airbus Military has announced successfully completed tests to demonstrate the ability of the A400M new generation airlifter to operate on wet runways and taxiways without ingesting water into the engines, according to a statement released 28 October 2011.


Airbus Military said that during the tests at Istres, France the aircraft travelled through troughs containing 2-6cm of water at speeds up to 90kt in take-off and landing configurations, including operations with reverse thrust.


According to the company the aircraft performed satisfactorily and no water was ingested into the engines.

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