An A400M has successfully completed the first air-to-air refuelling of another A400M. The trailblazing manoeuvre has just taken place above Seville, in southern Spain. Over fifty contacts were carried out during two test flights using the centreline hose. Watch the video with no comment. Read the article.
Airbus Group announced at their annual conference, on 24 February, that fifteen years after its launch, the A380 programme break-even point had been attained in 2015.
Tom Cruise clinging to the door of an A400M taking off - this stunt will be a mindblower in cinema. A few days before its release for distribution, come and see behind the cameras of this spectacular scene. Read the article. Watch the video.
Today, two latest generation multi-role tankers are engaged in a trade battle. The first is European, the Airbus Defence & Space, A330 MRTT. The second is American, the Boeing KC-46A Pegasus, at present under development ; but are these two aircraft so different from each other ? To answer the question briefly, a quick comparison of some simple numbers should suffice.
During the Euronaval show, DCNS, the naval defense specialist, and Airbus Defence & Space, have signed a cooperation agreement on the development of the TANAN drone helicopter. Destined for off the deck use, from ships on reconnaissance and protection missions, and carried onboard, this drone will be unique in many ways.