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A400M cold weather testing a success

Feb. 21, 2013, Iqaluit, Nunavut - As the countdown to first customer delivery progresses, the Airbus Military A400M new generation airlifter has successfully passed a renewed series of cold weather tests in a production-representative configuration.


February 21, 2013
Carey Fredericks

Feb. 21, 2013, Iqaluit, Nunavut – As the countdown to first customer
delivery progresses, the Airbus Military A400M new generation airlifter
has successfully passed a renewed series of cold weather tests in a
production-representative configuration.

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During a week-long deployment to Iqaluit, Canada, the flight test-team demonstrated the capability of equipment such as the cargo system and production-standard engines which were not available during earlier tests in Sweden. Tests conducted over 5 days on Grizzly 5 / msn6 included engine runs after a 24-hour cold-soak to -32°C, use of all the cargo bay equipment, taxying, and a development flight.

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