The Airbus Military A400M is flying over Thailand for the very first time as it takes part in the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Royal Thai Air Force — “The Centennial of the RTAF Founding Fathers’ Aviation”. The trip started yesterday, the 19th April, with a visit to the Chiang Mai airbase, where it participated in the 100th anniversary celebrations of the Royal Thai Air Force. Then today it is making a flight with the Royal Thai Air Force on board to Don Muang International Airport in Bangkok, where various Government and Air Force guests are visiting the aircraft during a static display of the aircraft.
The A400M is an all new military airlifter designed to meet the needs of the world’s Armed Forces in the 21st Century. Thanks to its most advanced technologies, it is able to fly higher, faster and further, while retaining high manoeuvrability, low speed, and short, soft and rough airfield capabilities. It combines both tactical and strategic/logistic missions, while being also able to be used as a tanker plane. With its cargo hold specifically designed to carry the outsize equipment needed today for both military and humanitarian disaster relief missions, it can bring this material quickly and directly to where it is most needed.
Source: Press Release