The Chief of the Royal Malaysian Air Force, General Dato’ Sri Haji Roslan Bin Saad has visited the Airbus Defence and Space final assembly line in Seville, Spain where the first A400M new generation airlifter for the RMAF is progressing well.
Systems on board have already been successfully tested on the ground. The next stage includes testing performed outdoors for safety reasons – fuel system, communications, and pressurisation – prior to installation of the engines. Then the aircraft, known as MSN22, will be ready for its maiden flight. The aircraft is the first of four Airbus A400M ordered by Malaysia and is due for delivery in the first quarter of 2015.
The photo shows Gen Dato Sri Roslan after inspecting the aircraft.