Military aircraft

Airbus has started final assembly of A400M MSN9

The Airbus Military A400M final assembly line (FAL) in Seville (Spain) has begun working on the first A400M for the Turkish Air Force. The integration of the wings and central wing-box for this aircraft, known as MSN9, began in mid-May while the integration of the nose and the fuselage started by the end of June. With the arrival of the vertical tailplane (VTP) and the horizontal tailplane (HTP) yesterday all the components for this third serial production A400Mare already being integrated in the FAL.

Turkey will take delivery of its first A400M military airlifter in 2013.

The photograph shows the nose and fuselage join up process underway.

Source/Author: Airbus Military

Pictures: Airbus Military

Autor: dr Krzysztof Kuska

dr Krzysztof Kuska , analityk bezpieczeństwa, specjalista w dziedzinie lotnictwa wojskowego, historyk. Współpracował m.in. z magazynami: "Jane's Defence Weekly", "Defence and Security Alert", „Airforces Monthly”, „Combat Aircraft”, „Lotnictwo Aviation International” , „Lotnictwo", "Polska Zbrojna". Więcej na krzysztofkuska.com.