Testing of Airbus A400M under way
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RAF Airbus A400M testing under way in Suffolk

Test landings are under way to see how the RAF's new transport plane, the Airbus A400M, performs on soft terrain.

A temporary soil runway, specially-built at Rock Barracks in Woodbridge, Suffolk, was built by 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment for the task. It measures 1.7km (1.05-mile) long.

Described as "the backbone" of the RAF's transport aircraft fleet the Airbus, which has a wingspan of 42.4m (139ft), can operate at either high or low-level altitudes to deploy troops and equipment.

  • 25 Aug 2016
  • From the section Suffolk