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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Retrieved 28 September Air-to-Air Refuelling can be done either through two wing mounted hose and drogue under-wing egar pods or through a centre-line. 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. New-look AM readied for icing trials.
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The AM is the only large airlifter that can fly heavy and outsize equipment directly to the point of need. Archived 28 June at the Wayback Machine. AM tanker loading static display. Airbus celebrates as AM gets airborne”.
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On 7 Septemberthe French Air Force announced that they had logged 10, flying hours with their fleet of 14 AMs, mostly flying supply missions for Operation Barkhane.
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. HD P x px 55MB. To match the whole range of modern military vehicles, helicopters, modular relief equipment, intermodal containers and heavy engineering equipment, large cargo hold dimensions, combined with a high payload capacity are required.
In addition to offering optimised support to deployed military operating bases, these characteristics also allow it to ensure that swift humanitarian aid a00m be deployed direct to a disaster region.
Previous lsnding tactical airlifters have good tactical performance but cannot carry the outsize military and humanitarian relief loads because their cargo holds are too small. Glen Willcox of the RAF’s Heavy Aircraft Test Squadron confirmed that reliability levels were high for an aircraft so early in its career, and that night vision goggle trials, hot and cold soaking, noise characterization tests and the first tie-down schemes for cargo had already been completed.
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 and the Lockheed C Hercules.
Flight International, 1 August The AM combines landingg capability to carry strategic loads with the ability to deliver even into tactical locations with small and unprepared airstrips. Its high manuverability, its enhanced low level flight capability, its steep descent and climb performance, as lznding as its short landing and take-off performance, its damage tolerant flight controls, its armored cockpit and bullet-resistant windscreens, the use of inerting gas in the fuel tanks as well as the segregated routing of hydraulics and wiring give it excellent self-protection and survivability.
In latesimulated icing tests were performed on the MSN1 flight test aircraft using devices installed on the leading edges of the wing.
Retrieved 27 October The AM unique cargo design allows it to carry up to two Arlan vehicles, with a combat weight of 16 tons each and a height of 3. In September and OctoberAMs from France, Germany and the UK participated in the disaster relief operations following Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, delivering a Puma helicopter, food, water and other aid supply, and evacuating people stranded on the islands.
Final AM delivered in March Archived 6 April at the Wayback Machine. I have never seen such a waste of public funds in the defence field since I have been involved in it these past 40 years. AM completed 10, hours of development flight testing.
He said “We underestimated the engine problems” and “Airbus had let itself be persuaded by some well-known European leaders into using an engine made by bear inexperienced consortium.
Tactical airlift describes the transport and delivery of personel and goods directly into theatres of operation. Retrieved 22 June The EVS imagery is displayed on the HUD for low altitude flying, demonstrating its value for flying tactical a4400m at night or in cloud.
First paratroops jump from Europe’s AM. HD P x px 48MB. AM lahding strategic and tactical capabilities. Archived copy as title CS1 German-language sources de CS1 Turkish-language sources tr CS1 Spanish-language sources es Use British English from December Use dmy dates from January Articles containing potentially dated statements from November All articles containing potentially dated statements Aircraft specs templates using more general parameter Aircraft specs templates using more performance parameter Commons category link is on Wikidata Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers.
The TPD6 fully meets the required specification. Retrieved 29 July With a basic fuel capacity of 63, litres 50, kg which can be even further increased with additional Cargo Hold Tanks, the AM is the most capable tactical tanker on the market.
Order reduced from 25 to “at least 22”.
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EADS announced landingg 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.
Since no existing turboprop engine in the western world was powerful enough to reach the projected cruise speed of Mach 0. Archived from the original on 18 January Any AM can be rapidly reconfigured to become a tactical 2-point tanker able to refuel probe-equipped receivers at their preferred speeds and altitudes. On 9 Mayan AM crashed a400j Seville on its first production test flight.
HD P x px 62MB. Archived 8 July at the Wayback Machine.