May 2013A400M ProgrammePresented by Cedric Gautier, Head of A400M Programme
Since last TMB in May 2012…Functionability & Reliability Testssuccessfully completed in Dec’12TMB May 2012Page 2MSN10 star...
A400M: Entering into ServicePage 3At its Entry Into Services, the A400Mis fulfilling the Logistic Mission ishas been desig...
Page 4A400M Engine Status All Engines / PGB issues thatcaused interruption of initial F&Rcampaign in June 2012: solvedfor...
A400M Development StatusPage 5
MSN7 first aircraft to be delivered to theFirst Customer (France) progressing fordelivery in the coming weeks: First Flig...
MSN8 – second serial aircraft to be delivered to France (August ’13): Aircraft in Production Acceptance Tests. First Fli...
MSN9 – first aircraft to be delivered to Turkey (September ’13): Aircraft in Flight Clearance Tests First Flight expecte...
 FR In-Service-Support Contract signed. All means tosupport FR Entry Into Service are ready: Industrial technical and lo...
The Benchmark Airlifter for the 21st CenturyA unique combined asset offered to the market for currentand future Military &...
The A400M Aircraft... some featuresWide range of loads that cannot be transported in previousgeneration tactical airlifter...
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018SOC1 SOC1.5 SOC2 SOC2.5 SOC3BE(MSN136)SP(MSN46)FR(MSN7)TR(MSN9)UK(MSN16)GE(MSN18)MY(MSN2...
A400M General StatusFive A/C in Flight Test CampaignMore than 5,000 hours / 1,700 Flights, now devoted toSOC1 and SOC1.5 S...
A400M What’s next...? Next key target is SOC1.5 standard end2014 when Aircraft is going to get full AerialDelivery and Se...
A400M Industrial Status: MSN10Page 15MSN10 – third aircraft to be delivered to France (December’13): First a/c at SOC1 st...
A400M Industrial Status: Ramp-Up Status0102030405060708090100Effort%IFA start longLead itemsCWB startPanelmanufacturingIFA...
A400M: Order bookTurkeyFrance(50)Belgium(7)Luxemburg(1)UK(22)Germany(53)Spain(27)Turkey(10)174 aircraft contracted by 7 Eu...
In 2013, A400M is getting ready for the Entry into ServiceType Certification achieved and Initial Operating Clearance immi...
Thank youMay 2013
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An Update on the A400M, May 2013

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During the Airbus Military Trade Media Briefing 2013, held on May 29th and 30th 2013, the trade press had an opportunity to fly on the A400M. After watching the plane emerge over the past few years, it was exciting to have the opportunity to fly the plane.

Noticeably quiet inside the plane, journalists noted the rapid ascent off a short take off and the smooth ride for a large cargo plane. The plane is designed to combine the ability to operate C-130 “like” with the kind of oversized loads, which the C-17 can carry.

At the event, the head of the A400M program, Cedric Gautier, briefed the press on the progress of the plane and the upcoming deliveries to the French and Turkish Air Forces in 2013. Two A400Ms will be seen at the upcoming Paris Air Show, with the French Air Force one seen on the static display.

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An Update on the A400M, May 2013

  1. 1. May 2013A400M ProgrammePresented by Cedric Gautier, Head of A400M Programme
  2. 2. Since last TMB in May 2012…Functionability & Reliability Testssuccessfully completed in Dec’12TMB May 2012Page 2MSN10 started at FAL in Oct ’12Cold weather campaignsuccessfully performed in Feb’13MSN7 First Flight in Mar’13French ISS Contract signedin Feb’13Type Certificate achieved in Mar’13IOC Certificate of Design signed by Airbus in Apr’13June ’12 Functionability & Reliability Testsinterrupted due to engine eventStart of MSN7 Delivery Process in May ‘13MSN7 Production Acceptance Testssuccessfully completed in May ‘13Start of MSN8 Production Acceptance Tests in May ‘13
  3. 3. A400M: Entering into ServicePage 3At its Entry Into Services, the A400Mis fulfilling the Logistic Mission ishas been designed for: transport of the specified 32tons payload of pallets, troops,vehicles, bulk and mixed Altitude, Range and Speed.
  4. 4. Page 4A400M Engine Status All Engines / PGB issues thatcaused interruption of initial F&Rcampaign in June 2012: solvedfor EIS. Current maintenance inspectionsor life limitations going to beremoved according retrofit planagreed with the Customers. Dec. ’12 F&R campaign showedoutstanding level of aircraftbehaviour & reliability: neverreached before at this stage inAirbus!
  5. 5. A400M Development StatusPage 5
  6. 6. MSN7 first aircraft to be delivered to theFirst Customer (France) progressing fordelivery in the coming weeks: First Flight achieved on 6th March Production Acceptance Testssuccessfully completed andHandover to Delivery Centre madeon 22th April Customer Acceptance on-going.A400M Industrial Status: MSN7Page 6
  7. 7. MSN8 – second serial aircraft to be delivered to France (August ’13): Aircraft in Production Acceptance Tests. First Flight end May. Entering Delivery Center early July.A400M Industrial Status: MSN8Page 7
  8. 8. MSN9 – first aircraft to be delivered to Turkey (September ’13): Aircraft in Flight Clearance Tests First Flight expected by end June Entering Delivery Center end August.A400M Industrial Status: MSN9Page 8
  9. 9.  FR In-Service-Support Contract signed. All means tosupport FR Entry Into Service are ready: Industrial technical and logistical support means inplace, and Airbus Military France support personnelready to start in Orléans Spares delivery to Orléans started: all necessary sparesto support initial operations are available Technical Publication delivery started Aircraft Ground Equipment and Ground SupportDevices ready to support initial operations First French crews got Military Certification. Firstcourses for Ground Crew and Loadmasters completed. TR In-Service-Support on-going in order to be ready forstarting support to operations in Q4 ’13A400M In-Service Support Activities
  10. 10. The Benchmark Airlifter for the 21st CenturyA unique combined asset offered to the market for currentand future Military & Humanitarian deployment needsA400M: Three Aircraft in OneLogistic TankerTacticalNext target: to implement Tactical & Tankercapabilities (SOC1 & 1.5)IOC SOCs
  11. 11. The A400M Aircraft... some featuresWide range of loads that cannot be transported in previousgeneration tactical airliftersUnique performance: 25 tons payload into a750 m grass/sand soft unpaved airstripCan refuel probe-equipped, largeaircraft and helicopters at theirpreferred speeds and heightsUnique aerial deliveryperformance: from 40,000 ft to15ft up to 116 paratroopsHigh survivability: designed tooperate in the most hostileenvironmentsPage 11Transport of 20 tons over 6,400 kms at mach 0.72 and 40 kft altitude
  12. 12. 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018SOC1 SOC1.5 SOC2 SOC2.5 SOC3BE(MSN136)SP(MSN46)FR(MSN7)TR(MSN9)UK(MSN16)GE(MSN18)MY(MSN22)IOCIOC: Initial Operating Clearance SOC: Standard Operating ClearanceSep’14Nov’14Jan’15Jan’16Apr’19Feb’19A400M Programme Schedule OverviewPage 12LU(MSN133)
  13. 13. A400M General StatusFive A/C in Flight Test CampaignMore than 5,000 hours / 1,700 Flights, now devoted toSOC1 and SOC1.5 Standards developmentPage 13
  14. 14. A400M What’s next...? Next key target is SOC1.5 standard end2014 when Aircraft is going to get full AerialDelivery and Self Defense capabilities andTanker capabilities All Airbus Military & Partners Teams arefully devoted to meet this Programme keytarget! On the route to these full capabilities, SOC1end of 2013 is the intermediate step whenaircraft definition is going to be enhanced towelcome initial Aerial Delivery and SelfDefense.Page 14
  15. 15. A400M Industrial Status: MSN10Page 15MSN10 – third aircraft to be delivered to France (December’13): First a/c at SOC1 standard Aircraft in Outdoor Ground Tests, First Flight expected by end September.
  16. 16. A400M Industrial Status: Ramp-Up Status0102030405060708090100Effort%IFA start longLead itemsCWB startPanelmanufacturingIFA start partmanufacturingCWB startassemblyPwP deliveryto FALPylon startequipping9 8 710111213141516171819202122OWB/CWBdelivery to FALIFA startstation 900IFA deliveryto FAL2324252628 2729303132Long Lead Items Components manufacturing andassemblyFinal AssemblyLine• 6 aircraft in FAL: MSN 7 to 12• 15 aircraft in various stagesof Production / Assembly:MSN 13 to 27• 5 aircraft in Long Lead Itemsprocurement process: MSN 28 to 32EngineAvailabilityin Seville
  17. 17. A400M: Order bookTurkeyFrance(50)Belgium(7)Luxemburg(1)UK(22)Germany(53)Spain(27)Turkey(10)174 aircraft contracted by 7 European Launch Nations and 1 export customer:Malaysia(4)Page 17
  18. 18. In 2013, A400M is getting ready for the Entry into ServiceType Certification achieved and Initial Operating Clearance imminentFirst aircraft to be delivered to Nations (France) in the Delivery CenterCustomer Services activities progressing... Beyond first delivery, Programme ramp-up is realitySix aircraft in FAL, fifteen aircraft in productionTHE A400M WILL BECOME THE BENCHMARKAIRLIFTER FOR THE 21ST CENTURYConclusionsPage 18
  19. 19. Thank youMay 2013

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