Malaysian Airforce showcases newly-bought Airbus transport planes

Malaysian Airforce showcases newly-bought Airbus transport planes

GEORGE TOWN - The first Airbus A400M Atlas transport aircraft showcased at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhi­bition (LIMA 2015) is the latest acquisition by the RMAF.

Malaysia has ordered four of the transport aircraft from Airbus Defence.

Airbus Defence and Space CEO Bernhard Gerwert said he and the Airbus team were proud to deliver the first A400M to their first export customer, Malaysia, outside the original launch nations.

"These aircraft are utilised with a unique combination of strategic and tactical capabilities that will transform Malaysia's air mobility force," he said in a press release yesterday.

The plane was handed over at the A400M final assembly line in Seville, Spain, on March 9.

The A400M is able to fly higher, faster and further, while retaining high manoeuvrability and the ability to use short and unpaved runways. It is on static display at LIMA.

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