May 18, 2014

Mexico starts A400M evaluation

Mexico is conducting an evaluation of the A400M. One of the development aircraft is taxied at Mexico City’s international airport, from where it will “show its performance in a series of demonstration flights”.
The aircraft is scheduled to remain in Mexico until 23 May.
Mexico’s air force is an existing operator of the Airbus C295 medium transport, along with rival manufacturer Alenia Aermacchi’s C-27J Spartan. Mexico's current tactical airlift inventory as including a mix of five Lockheed Martin C-130E/K Hercules built between 1964 and 1968 and one civilian-standard L-100. The service has previously shown interest in possibly acquiring a pair of new-generation C-130Js from the USA.

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