A400M undergoes cold weather tests

The Airbus Military A400M new generation airlifter has successfully passed a series of cold weather tests in a production-representative configuration.

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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