Post by julytourist on Feb 19, 2014 15:42:14 GMT 1
That would make sense, currently 31 knots from the east and the circuits were landing on the north/south runway. Crew training perhaps? Mind you any UK airport would have provided the same experience a few days ago....... JT
The A400M can be used in a wide array of missions (transport, in-flight refueling, paratroop dropping ...) which all require specific tests. As the program struggled to meet delivery dates, they could not all be performed before the first deliveries to the French Air Force.
Airbus Defence and Space has delivered today the first of the ten #A400M to the #Turkish #AirForce, second customer to receive A400M.
The aircraft which is the third production A400M, will be flown to Kayseri air base in central #Turkey where it will initially be used for training. In Turkish Air Force service, the A400M will replace the C-160 #Transall offering a dramatic increase in air transport capability to the armed forces.
The photograph attached shows first A400M for Turkey during its maiden flight in August 2013.[/]