31 Januari 2017
Propeller of the A400M M54-01 (photo : avgeekmy)
After a long transcontinental trip, on January 16, 2017 the first A400M of the RMAF (M54-01) landing in Spain. Airbus Defense and Space (DS) was officially delivered this aircraft on 10 January 2015 to the Royal Malaysian Air Force at the San Pablo plant in Seville.
The M54-01 landed at the airport of Getafe (Madrid), next to the Airbus plant, and would have to undergone the retrofit of its propeller, would solve the problem detected in gearboxes or the Engine Propeller Gearboxes, that build by the Italian company Avio Aero, a subsidiary company of the North American General Electrics.
Malaysian A400m will undergo retrofit in Getafe, Madrid. In February, 2016 A400M of the French Air Force has completed this work at the Iberia Maintenance, Madrid, which also performs tasks of Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO), with collaboration with Airbus DS.