Abstract : For a long time the A400 was considered a problem at Airbus. Deadlines could not be met due to technical hurdles and the rising cost of the project kept the A400M in the headlines for a long time. Originally planned as a traditional military transport aircraft, requirements increased over the years. With regard to comparable aircraft types, payload and range had to double. Today, the complex project includes parachute and load capabilities, air refuelling and unpaved runway operations. The A400M thus became a mammoth project, requiring cutting edge technology. In the meantime, it proved itself in military and humanitarian operations following natural disasters.
At this round table, four presentations and a panel discussion will show what the A400M can do, what challenges the development teams had to master, what was really behind the headlines in the media, and what services the A400M can provide now and in the future. Representatives from the A400M Chief Engineering and Flight Testing departments at Airbus will provide insights into the design, development and testing, and the German Air Force will report on its introduction into the air force and operational experience. Come and meet us in Bremen, discover the flight test phase and technical developments and find out what is really behind the A400M.
17:00 – Welcome by Daniel Reckzeh, Airbus Bremen and DGLR Section L2 “Manned Aircraft”
17:10 – “Design of the A400M”, by Ulrich Fischer, A400M Chief Engineering, Airbus Bremen
17:45 –“Evolution of the A400M capabilities”, byMartin Dechow, A400M Chief Engineering, Airbus Bremen
18:20 – “Highlights of the A400M flight test phase”, byKarl-Heinz Mai, Airbus Flight Test, Toulouse
18:55 –“A400M in-service experience”, Group Captain Ludger Bette, Commodore of the Air Transport Squadron of the German Airforce
19:30 – Roundtable anddiscussion, moderated by Daniel Reckzeh
Free registration on : https://academieairespace.com/evenement/le-programme-davion-de-transport-militaire-a400m/
In partnership with AIRbe, DGLR, RAeS Hamburg Branch and VDI Verein Deutscher Ingenieure