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Airbus tests A400M firefighter prototype kit

Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space has conducted a new flight test campaign of an A400M roll-on/roll-off firefighting prototype kit, dropping 20,000 litres of retardant and creating high-concentration lines over 400 metres long.

Over two weeks, an A400M four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft conducted a ground and flight test campaign in southwestern and central Spain, including six drops, three of which used red-coloured retardant and three used water.

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