Nov 28, 2014
First UK A400M Atlas Delivered To The RAF
The aircraft will replace the existing fleet of C-130 Hercules which have been the tried and trusted workhorse of the RAF’s Air Transport Fleet for decades.
The UK is the third country to operate the aircraft, after France and Turkey. The programme will see a total of 22 aircraft delivered to the RAF in the coming years.
Delivery of the aircraft – which was assembled in Seville, Spain - took place at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, where the fleet will be based and where its pilots and ground crew will benefit from state-of-the-art training facilities.