VIDEO: Airbus tests A400M on sand runway at Woodbridge

Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus has been testing one it's development A400M transport aircraft at the former RAF Woodbridge.

The aircraft (MSN2) conducted operations on a sand runway over a three week period. This is the third type of unprepared surface that the aircraft is now certified to operate from following previous tests on a grass runway at Ecury in France and a gravel runway at Ablitas in Spain.

The video below was published by Airbus to show some of the testing.