Impressive video features A400M cargo plane completing grass runway certification tests

Watch the Airbus A400M successfully completing certification tests on a grass runway.

The A400M grass runway tests, for which the development aircraft MSN2 has been used, took place over a three-week period at Écury-sur-Coole airfield in France in Sep. 2015 and evaluated the aircraft’s behaviour on grass and natural soil landing strips. As the following video shows the A400M demonstrated excellent performance both in taxiing maneuvers (such as U-turns) as well as during take-off and landing on the 1,500m strip. These tests followed ...

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