The Belgian A400M on its ferry flight towards Melsbroek, Belgium.
The Belgian A400M on its ferry flight towards Melsbroek, Belgium.

Airbus says that the Belgian Air Force has taken delivery of its first of seven Airbus A400M military transport aircraft.

The second A400M for Belgium will be delivered in early 2021.

‘With the delivery of this aircraft all launch customers are now equipped with the A400M,’ said Alberto Gutierrez, head of military aircraft at Airbus Defence and Space. ‘MSN106 will join Luxemburg’s aircraft in the binational unit operated jointly with Belgium. Despite challenges due to Covid-19, our teams have achieved all 10 aircraft deliveries scheduled this year, bringing the global fleet in operation to 98 aircraft.’

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