A400M Update June 2014

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In this presentation provided to the media in Spain during the Airbus Trade Media Briefing on June 8th and 9th, Eric Isorce, the head of A400M flight tests provides an overview of the test effort and results to date. As the plane has entered service, testing has continued to broaden the use envelope of this very flexible asset.

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A400M Update June 2014

  1. 1. A400M Flight Tests status Eric ISORCE Head of A400M Flight Tests 9th June 2014
  2. 2. A400M: Flight Test Status on 29th May2014 Since the first flight on 11th Dec 2009 • MSN 1 475 Flt 1448 h • MSN 2 622 Flt 1651 h • MSN 3 502 Flt 1386 h • MSN 4 341 Flt 788 h • MSN 6 338 Flt 1067 h • MSN 7, 8 & 9 delivered 31 h • MSN 10 & 11 under delivery • MSN 12 FF done 12th May 1270 h / 540 Flt since last TMB13 Total A400M = 6 343 h / 2 278 Flt
  3. 3. Berlin ILA Airshow A400M FT Areas - Test sites La Paz Bolivia – Hot & High Z ops Lima Peru – Demo Tour Subang Kuala Lumpur Malaysia – Hot & Humid and RMAF visit Cayenne Guyane – Hot & Humid Le Bourget Airshow Farnborough Airshow Kiruna Sweden – Cold Weather Cochabamba Colombia – Hot & Med Z ops Halim Djakarta Indonesia – Demo Tour Santiago Chile Airshow Izmir Ankara Kayseri Turkey TAF Brize Norton RAF visit Santa Cruz Bolivia Sale Cape Verde Salvador de Bahia Brazil Chiang Mai & Don Muang Thailand – Demo Tour A400M Flight Test areas Iqaluit Canada – Cold Weather Wunstorf GAF visit Keflavik Island Crosswind Cottbus Germany Grass runway tests Riyadh demo to Royal Saudi Arabia AF Abu Dhabi UAE AF demo Al Ain UAE Hot weather tests Muscat Oman Hot Ablitas Spain Gravel RWY tests Mexico – Demo Tour (wk20) Norway Svalbard– Polar flight Orleans FAF visit Acapulco Toluca Veracruz Pemex Santa Lucia St Pierre & Miquelon Bermuda Quebec Boscombe Down RAF Combat Offload demo Kazakhstan Astana KADEX Eskisehir Kayseri Turkey Airdrop tests
  4. 4. Flight Test Achievements 2009 - 2012 Natural icingDemo to Customers 12.12Air drop operations 1:36 Air to air dry contacts 1:17 High altitude 05:15 aradroopers emergency evac. 1:00 Medical evac. Hot refuelling Ramp & door operations 2.Night vision operations 0:12 Formation flights 3:02 VMU tests 1:04 Airshow demo 2:00First flight 1.04 VMCG tests 2:12 Unprepared runways 3:00 High Energy 1:14 Structural tests over bumps 2:05 Cold weather 4.46 Cross Wind 00.37Water trough 1:22
  5. 5. Flight Test Achievements 2013 Operations on natural & gravel runway Ablitas in June13 with MSN2 Aircraft identification and signatu at Manching on MSN6 ongoing DASS - Radar Warning Receiver in Cazaux and Background recording at Meppen Defense AIDS System Flares and Chaff Ejection, Sensors 500 flares ejection over El Arenosillo test range Military mission management system Integral to most Military Systems & includes Functions such as Mil Terrain Ground Collision Avoidance – Tests on-going Airdrop static lines done - Paratroops May-July13 and Gravity Loads ongoing September 13 Ground loading / unloading Clearance of Multiple Loads (including Helicopter loading) Braking Max Energy MERTO in LFBO Toulouse April13 Airshows at Le Bourget, RIAT & DUBAI with MSN6 Combat Offload in Boscombe Down in July 2013 Climatic Envelope Expansion in Iqaluit Canada Jan13 AAR tanker Pod & HDU Structural, Perfos & Hose Stability
  6. 6. Flight Test Achievements & Tests ongoing 2014 Unpaved RWY Operations on Laterite & Sand runway Oman and Djibouti candidate Aircraft identification and signatu at Manching on MSN2 Sept 201 DASS - Radar Warning Receiver in Cazaux nd Background recording at Meppen & Wunstorf May 2014 Defense AIDS System EDS certification – Full flares Jettison over El Arenosillo test range MSN2 March 2014 Airdrop RAS Wedge tests MSN4 March 2014 Airdrop Paratroops Live jump in Fonsorbes MSN6 April 2014 Qualif tests in Turkey June 2014 Air drop platforms and CDS by gravity MSN4 in August & October 2014 Airdrop Gravity Loads Cazaux & Fonsorbes MSN4 May 2014 Airshows at ILA Berlin in June, KADEX, RIAT & Farnborough July MSN6 Airdrop RAS Wedge tests on MSN4 Fonsorbes March 2014 AAR as tanker with F18 behind wet contact MSN4 June 2014 AAR as receiver behind A330 FSTA wet contacts
  7. 7. A400M - Flight Test Achievements 7 Ait to Air Refuelling as a Tanker •  First clearance done (loads envelope expansion) •  Test stability phases started in July 2012 and completed in April 2013 ü  7 different pod nacelle strakes tested à tests completed in April 2014 ü 2 different wing pods hoses length tested Ø 80 & 91ft ü Flight with F18 dry contact tests completed ü Wet contact with F18 expected in June 2014
  8. 8. A400M - Flight Test Achievements •  Next phases à wet contact: •  Trials with Transall C160 completed in September 2013 •  New testing campaign with A330 FSTA in June 2014 Page 8 Air to Air Refuelling as Receiver Video AAR C160
  9. 9. A400M : Flight Test Achievements Military Systems • Night vision goggles operation at low level conditions down to 500ft (short runs down to 300ft) Ø low level flight over France corridor by night in May 2013 • Enhanced Vision System certified end of 2012 • NVG & EVS certification tests completed Ø  in July 2013 in LLF Ø  in Nov13 for formation flight • Military radar certification tests completed Video EVS Video 2nd multi vision
  10. 10. • Infrared Sensors (MWS-PE) - Background recording campaign : • Ride Along IR recording • Dedicated flights for • Afterburner recording (F4 Phantom) • Flares ejection recording from Transall • Low Level Flight over Germany for Industry, Airfield, Urban, Rural recording • Flares ejection recording from own aircraft DASS Flares Jettison Flight Defensive Aids Sub-System EDS certified & qualified in March 2014 • Flare ejection campaign #1 & #2: • Ejection of flares from Nose Fuselage and Wing Fairing for load assessment • Safety barriers tests • Flare ejection from aft Sponson and aft wing fairing fuselage dispensers for trajectory assessment • Opening of the domain (low speed, high speed, all conf) • Flare ejection campaign #3 & #4 in Dec 2013: • Ejection of multiple flares from Sponson and Wing Fairing dispenser for trajectory validation • More than 1000 flares ejected during these 5 test campaigns Ø Partial Jettison done in June 2013 Ø Full flares Jettison in March 2014 A400M - Flight Test Achievements Extract of DASS Flares Jettison
  11. 11. A400M - Flight Test Achievements •  First campaign done in 2012 for unpaved runways tests in Cottbus Germany on grass runway low CBR •  A series of ground runs on the grass surface including maximum-braked rejected take-offs were performed •  Second test campaign in July 2013 in Ablitas Spain on Soil Gravel surface medium CBR •  A series of 25 take-off & landing including RTOs and U-Turn performed •  Certification tests completed in November 2013 for operations on unpaved runway for SOC1 down to CBR11 Unpaved Runway operations Video Ablitas
  12. 12. 52 flights - 500 passengers A400M - Flight Test Achievements Cargo Loading Offloading demo in UAE & RSAF in June July 2013
  13. 13. 52 flights - 500 passengers A400M - Flight Test Achievements Combat Offload Qualification tests done in Boscombe Down in July 2013 Combat Offload
  14. 14. A400M : Flight Test Achievements •  Air Drop phase in Zaragoza - January 2014 •  HUP Stability (PTD & Ramp) •  HUP (PTD) & S/L (58) Recovery •  Dynamic Dispatch (PTD & Ramp ð RWS Certification •  Air Drop phase in Fonsorbes - April 2014 •  First Live Automatic Jump (PTD) with EPC canopies (FR) •  57 jumps •  Up to 7 jumps simultaneous •  HUPRA (UK) ð Qualified •  Roadmap •  Phase 1.2B-3.5 - Live Automatic Jumps (PTD) with T10 canopies (SP & TU) •  Phase 4 - Final Dev & Qualif of paratroopers jumping in auto through PTD (stick of 58) - Turkey Airdrop Operations - Paratroops Air Drop Cross Over tests Air Drop Paratroops tests Extract Air Drop Paratroops tests
  15. 15. A400M : Flight Test Achievements •  RAS / Wedge - February / March 2014 - Fonsorbes •  22 × CDS (48 × 48 & 48 × 96 inch) - 255 - 1000 Kg •  4 × ATADP (88 × 108 inch) - 1 - 4 Tons •  15 × Bundles (15 to 320kg, with rollers) •  Certification & Qualification •  Gravity Drop - May 2014 - Fonsorbes - Cazaux •  12 pallets (ATADP) - manual release •  AFT - FWD positions •  Triple Release from FWD positions •  HQ Dev - Estimated NZ & AP, with Pitch Box •  Roadmap •  Phase 2.2 - Extraction •  Phase 2.3 - CARP •  Phase 2.4 - Mixed Cargo Hold •  Phase 2.5 - Gravity CDS (Loads & HQ) •  Phase 2.6 - HAAD •  Phase 2 - Pallets Combat Offload Airdrop Operations – Loads and Paratroops Air Drop Gravity Loads tests Air Drop RAS Wedge tests Extract of Air Drop Gravity Loads tests

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