Airbus Military’s five-strong development fleet of A400M new generation airlifters has completed its 2,000th flight. The aircraft that made the milestone flight, a routine flight-test sortie from Manching to Toulouse on 18 October, was the 5th aircraft, known as MSN6 and nicknamed Grizzly 5. Since the first flight of the A400M on 11 December 2009, the development fleet has clocked up 5,665 flight hours. The photo shows the crew of the aircraft with supporting ground crew in front of Grizzly 5 immediately after the flight.
Source: Airbus, an EADS N.V. company (Paris: EAD.PA)
Date: Oct 23, 2013