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Airbus A400M

ICAO aircraft code A400
Manufacturer Airbus
Country France
New price USD 152 million

The Airbus A400M Atlas is a European four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft.


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Airbus A400M Specifications

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ICAO aircraft code
2009 - Present
New purchase price
USD 152 million

Aircraft performance

4x 4 × EuroProp International TP400-D6
11,000 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
421 Kts
780 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
130 Kts
Travel range:
4,800 Nm
8,890 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
0.17 Nm / gallon
0.083 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
40,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
3000 feet / minute
15.24meter / second
Take Off Distance:
980 meter - 3,215.18 feet
Landing Distance:
770 meter - 2,526.22 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
141,000 Kg
310,849 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
123,000 Kg
271,166 lbs
Max Payload:
37,000 Kg
81,570 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
16,611 gallon
62,879 liter
Baggage Volume:
342 m3 / 12,078 ft3

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About the Airbus A400M

The Airbus A400M Atlas is a European four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. It was designed by Airbus Military (now Airbus Defence and Space) as a tactical airlifter with strategic capabilities to replace older transport aircraft, such as the Transall C-160 and the Lockheed C-130 Hercules. The A400M is sized between the C-130 and the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III; it can carry heavier loads than the C-130 and is able to use rough landing strips. Along with the transport role, the A400M can perform aerial refueling and medical evacuation when fitted with appropriate equipment.

The A400M’s maiden flight, originally planned for 2008, took place on 11 December 2009 from Seville Airport, Spain. Between 2009 and 2010, the A400M faced cancellation as a result of development program delays and cost overruns; however, the customer nations chose to maintain their support for the project. A total of 174 A400M aircraft had been ordered by eight nations by July 2011. In March 2013, the A400M received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification. The first aircraft was delivered to the French Air Force in August 2013.

A smaller derivative the A200M has been mooted by France and Spain.

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