A400M Flight Tests: A Video of the High Altitude Tests in South America
6/1/12: The A400M flight tests are coming into the final legs. The delivery of the first aircraft to a customer — the French Air Force — is expected at the end of 2012. There was a problem with the engine on the return from the Asian tour — with a gear box — and pending investigation of the cause and the necessary solution — the test program is on track.
Tests in Bolivia and Peru involved launches from 8300 and 13300 feet during 11 flights.