Vélizy, January 31, – Messier-Bugatti-Dowty has delivered the first production-standard main landing gear shipset for the Airbus AM. File:AM landing gear Pjpg. From Wikimedia English: Landing gear system of the Airbus AM. Date, 20 Safran Landing Systems. Usage on . The AM is the most advanced, proven and certified airlifter available. This includes landing on frontline air bases, landing on (provisory) gras and sand.

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Tactical airlift describes labding transport and delivery of personel and goods directly into theatres of operation. Archived from the original on 18 December Since no existing turboprop engine in the western world was powerful enough to reach the projected cruise speed of Mach 0. Also on tactical delivery missions, the AM delivers heavier and larger loads that its competitors. New-look AM readied for icing trials.

With its minimal infra-red signature EPI TP turboprops, highly responsive fly-by-wire flight controls, four independent control computers, comprehensive defensive aids, and damage tolerant controls, the AM is hard to find, hard to hit and hard to kill. The M’s core is identical to that of Snecma’s M88, which powers the French Rafale combat aircraft.

Thanks to its good tactical performance and the ability to carry outsize loads over long distances, the AM fills the current logistic and tactical capability gap. Before the first flight, the required airborne test time on the Europrop TP engine was gained using a Lockheed C testbed aircraftwhich first flew on 17 December The AM can airlift in its large cargo hold most of the critical armed forces equipment which do not fit anymore in previous generation tactical airlifters such as a heavy helicopter or an heavy infantry fighting vehicle or an heavy humanitarian excavator.


Retrieved 10 March Retrieved 23 March To be stationed in Belgium as a part of a bi-national fleet. Flight International, 1 August Retrieved 28 April With a maximum payload of up to 37 tonnes 81 lb and a volume of m3 12 ft3the AM can landlng numerous pieces of outsize cargo including, vehicles and helicopters that are too large or too heavy for previous generation tactical airlifters, for example, an NH90 fear a CH Chinook helicopter, or two heavy armoured vehicles for military purposes.

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This configuration, dubbed down between engines DBEallows the aircraft to produce more lift and lessens the torque and prop wash on each year. The undamaged aircraft returned to Toulouse. Major assemblies built at other facilities abroad were brought to the Seville facility by Airbus Beluga transporters.

AM Future Large Aircraft – FLA

As with the A, there is no third hydraulic system. EADS announced in January that development problems with the engines had resulted in a delay to the second quarter of before the first engine test flights on a C testbed aircraft. Engine problems prevent AM flying at show. Sign In Sign Out. It can also carry a heavy logistic truck, or a rescue boat, or large lifting devices, such as excavators or mobile cranes needed to assist in disaster relief. Deliveries were expected from to Views View Edit History.

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Airbus A400M Atlas

The AM has a classic high wing configuration, fuselage with ramp and large rear door, high flotation retractable landing gear a4400m “T” tail. The counter-rotation is achieved by the use of a gearbox fitted to two of the engines, and only the propeller turns in the opposite direction; all four engines are identical and turn in the same direction.

The revised standard landinf the addition of cockpit armour and defensive aids system equipment, plus clearance for the Atlas to transfer and receive fuel in-flight. Only engines 1 and 3, which have propellers that rotate to the right, are affected.

Archived from the original on 15 May landinf On 28 AprilSouth Africa joined the partnership programme with the state-owned Denel Saab Aerostructures receiving a contract for fuselage components. These parts include most of the wing, with, for the first time in history, composite main spars. Discover the Implementing Mixer in Bremen.

On 11 JuneSpain’s Ministry of Defence announced that AM prototypes could restart test flights and confirmed that its specialist aerospace unit had met with Airbus to discuss flight permits, and that further permits relating to the programme could be granted in the coming days. Previous generation tactical airlifters have good tactical performance but cannot carry the outsize military and humanitarian landinv loads because their cargo holds are too small.

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