Et annonce une tournée EU et Afrique du nord avant le retour !
Noté le passage au Portugal, qui vient de planter un de ses 5 C-130 (3 victimes et des blessés)
Bon, ils insistent beaucoup du côté des promesses mal ou non tenues du A400M , reste quand même beaucoup d'essais, pour tout prouver
En-route from Brazil to Farnborough, the plane was shown to the Portuguese Air Force. According to Flight International magazine, Portugal is expected to replace its Lockheed Martin C-130Hs, which are due for retirement in 2018 with the Brazilian made airlifter taking over.
The ability to use the aircraft as a tanker for fixed and rotary wing aircraft, transport certain helicopters and vehicles, and a rapidly reconfigurable cargo handling system could be among its further selling propositions.
Embraer officials say the full flight envelope has been tested and the plane has reached a cruise speed of Mach 0.8. Among the tests performed on the airlifter are aerial refuelling drogue extensions at high and low speeds, cargo airdrops, as well as paratrooper airdrops from two side doors and the rear ramp. Refuelling tests are due to take place later this year