Airbus Military A400M begins rough field tests
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.
Source : Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)