'
'
Home > Defence Equipment News > First Belgian Air Force A400M Delivered

First Belgian Air Force A400M Delivered

The first Belgian A400M on its ferry flight towards Melsbroek [©Airbus]
Airbus has delivered the first A400M military transport aircraft of seven on order to the Belgian Air Force, from Seville to Melsbroek.

~

Press Release, Seville, 22 December 2020: The Belgian Air Force has taken delivery of its first of seven Airbus A400M military transport aircraft. The aircraft was handed over to the customer at the A400M Final Assembly Line in Seville (Spain) and subsequently performed its ferry flight to the 15th Wing Air Transport in Melsbroek (Belgium), where the aircraft will be based.

This A400M, known as MSN106, will be operated within a binational unit composed of a total of eight aircraft, seven from the Belgian Air Force and one from the Luxembourg Armed Forces. The second A400M for Belgium will be delivered in early 2021.

Alberto Gutierrez, Head of Military Aircraft at Airbus Defence and Space, said: “With the delivery of this aircraft all launch customers are now equipped with the A400M. MSN106 will join Luxembourg’s aircraft in the binational unit operated jointly with Belgium. Despite challenges due to COVID-19, our teams have achieved all ten aircraft deliveries scheduled this year, bringing the global fleet in operation to 98 aircraft.”

Belgian A400M taxiing at Seville [©Airbus]
You may also like
HGH Signs Million-Euro SPYNEL-X Contract
Calian Awarded French MoD Training Contract
Netherlands Orders Rheinmetall Artillery Ammunition
Rheinmetall Submits Lynx IFV BFO for Land 400 Phase 3