The European aircraft manufacturing consortium Airbus has started testing a promising military transport plane A400M Grizzly fatigue, according to Defense Aerospace. The trials involved aircraft with tail number MSN5001, which will take place very long flight simulator loads 24 hours a day for four weeks. This mode is equivalent to 160 sorties a day.
Total to 1665 simulated flight to A400M was able to get the security certificate of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). In total, Airbus intends to conduct a simulation of 25,000 flight hours over 18 months, which exceeds the current resource transporter in 2,5 times. In September 2010, culminated in the static test aircraft, tail number MSN5000.
MSN5000 prior to 2012 will be tested on the fatigue of components made of composite materials.
A400M, made its first flight on Dec. 11, 2009, is currently undergoing intensive testing program. In particular, in November 2010 engines transporter were tested at casting poultry at the same time were performed first jump paratroopers from the aircraft. In August 2010 A400M engines are tested for the ability to work under harsh field conditions - during the test transport worker jogging, and then take off and land on a runway strewn pieces of chalk.
A400M can reach speeds of up to 790 kilometers per hour and to make flights at a distance of 9.3 thousand kilometers. Transport worker is designed to transport 37 tons of cargo. A400M can be used to transport 116 soldiers in full regalia. Work to create transporter behind the original schedule for almost three years.