AIRBUS A400M ATLAS
The Airbus A400M Atlas is a military transport aircraft capable of air refuelling. It is equipped with four turboprop engines and a rear ramp for loading and can transport big bulky cargo or 116 soldier.
Plans for the development of the A400M date back to the early 1980s. It finally took off to its maiden flight in 2009. The aircraft was jointly developed by Belgium, Germany, France, the UK, Luxemburg, Spain and Turkey, which were also its first customers.
Austria’s biggest airshow yet is something that also the A400M doesn’t want to miss – which is why it flys by on Friday to surprise aviation fans at AIRPOWER16.
Facts & Figures
|Manufacturer||Airbus Defence and Space|
|Max. take-off weight||141.000 kg|
|Empty weight||76.500 kg|
|Max. Nutzlast||37.000 kg|
|Service ceiling||12.200 m / 40.026 ft|
|Max. speed||882 km/h / 476 kn|
|Power plant||4 × EPI TP400-D6-Turboprop|
|Power||4 × 11.000 PS|
|Crew||2-3 pilots, 1 load master|