Airbus A400M achieves Automatic Low Level Flight certification

RAF A400M performing low level flights in Wales ©Scott Norbury

The Airbus A400M new generation airlifter has achieved a new decisive milestone after the certification of its Automatic Low Level Flight capability, offering a unique capability in its class for a military transport aircraft. 

The certification campaign, performed in April above the Pyrenees and central France, involved operations down to 500ft, including transitions from low-level flight to other operations like aerial delivery.

This first certification phase concerns operations with Visual Meteorological Conditions, meaning with crew visibility. There will be a second phase including Instrumental Meteorological Conditions, without visibility, to be certified in the second quarter of 2021.

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