Vélizy, January 31, – Messier-Bugatti-Dowty has delivered the first production-standard main landing gear shipset for the Airbus AM. File:AM landing gear Pjpg. From Wikimedia English: Landing gear system of the Airbus AM. Date, 20 Safran Landing Systems. Usage on . The AM is the most advanced, proven and certified airlifter available. This includes landing on frontline air bases, landing on (provisory) gras and sand.
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The AM combines the capability to carry strategic loads with the ability to deliver even into tactical locations with small and unprepared airstrips. And in addition it acts as a frontline-tanker for other aircraft. One aircraft, which can do the work of three — The AM. Tactical airlift describes the transport and delivery of personel and goods directly into theatres of operation.
This includes landing on frontline air bases, landing on provisory gras and sand strip but also the delivery of paratroopers or palets by air drop.
Also year tactical delivery missions, the AM delivers landig and larger loads that its competitors. Strategic airlift means the transport of strategic assets like outsized and heavy vehicles or equipments.
To match the whole range of modern military vehicles, helicopters, modular relief equipment, intermodal containers and heavy engineering equipment, large cargo hold dimensions, combined with a high payload capacity are required.
Standalone, as a perfect complement to a strategic tanker or for front-line re-fuelling missions from tactical locations, the AM refuels drogue-receivers and increase flexibility and availability of other air assets. The AM can airlift in its large cargo hold most of the critical armed forces equipment which do not fit anymore in previous generation tactical airlifters such as a heavy helicopter or an heavy infantry fighting vehicle or an heavy humanitarian excavator.
The AM enables cost-effective and rapid response to crises.
The AM made its first flight on 11 December The first production aircraft was delivered to the French Air Force in August and in service a year after. Previous generation tactical airlifters have good tactical performance but cannot carry the outsize military and humanitarian relief loads because their cargo holds are too small. Current strategic aircraft are good outsize-load airlifters but are costly and have limited tactical capability as they cannot operate from soft fields.
Thanks to its good tactical performance and the ability to carry outsize loads over long distances, the AM fills the current logistic and tactical landin gap. It can also carry a heavy logistic truck, or a rescue boat, or large lifting devices, such as excavators or mobile cranes needed to assist in disaster relief.
The AM is the only large airlifter that can fly heavy and outsize equipment directly to the point of need. The AM is ladning to operate efficiently from austere airfields, with unpaved airstrips, short runways, limited space for parking or maneuvering and no ground facilities, conditions that present severe constraints for any tactical airlifter.
The autonomous capability of the AM enables operations from remote austere airstrips. The cargo floor can be re-configured very quickly as rollers can be manually and easily turned upside down by a single operator in order to have either rollers down for flat floor configuration or rollers up for pallet configuration.
The main landing gear can be kneeled to lower the rear of the a40m0 in order to adjust the height from cargo floor to ground and reduce the crest angle formed between the Ramp and the Cargo Floor when the Ramp is deployed to the ground. It can even fly up to 40, ft 12, m for special operations. Flying faster and higher, can respond more rapidly to crises, because greater distances can be flown in a one crew duty day.
Also, as it can fly higher, it can cruise above poor weather and turbulence of found at medium altitudes, resulting in less fatigue for the crews, and passengers or troops alike. Designed from the outset to be a dual-role transport and tanker aircraft, the AM provides air forces with a cost- effective way to acquire an air-to-air AAR refuelling capability in addition to a versatile logistic and tactical airlifter.
The standard AM aircraft has much of the equipment and software provisions for 2-point air-to-air refuelling operations already installed as standard. Any AM can be rapidly reconfigured to become a tactical 2-point tanker able to refuel probe-equipped receivers at their preferred speeds and altitudes. With a basic fuel capacity of 63, litres 50, kg which can be even further increased with additional Cargo Hold Tanks, the AM is the most capable tactical tanker on the market.
Air-to-Air Refuelling can be done either through two wing mounted hose and drogue under-wing refuelling pods or through a centre-line.
The AM is the only tactical tanker offering a third refuelling point for large aircraft refuelling and as an alternative to pods.
To ,anding day and night Air-to-Air Refuelling operations, the AM can be fitted with 3 cameras controlled from the cockpit by the gdar, suppressing the need for visual observers.
Refuelling any Probe-Equipped Aircraft The AM is the only Tanker which can refuel the entire range of probe-equipped military aircraft at their preferred speeds and altitudes. Thanks to its lamding turboprops it can fly both at the low speeds and low altitudes to refuel slow receivers as well as at higher speeds and altitudes of about knots and altitudes around 25, ft which are typically used for refuelling of fast jets, such as fighters such as the Eurofighter or large aircraft such as the C or even another AM for buddy refuelling.
The AM excels in the airdrop role, being able to drop from both high and low altitudes. With the new AM, which can carry more paratroopers than other Western-built military transport, Airbus Defence and Space is setting new standards in paradropping operations.
The AM can accommodate up to fully equipped paratroopers, carrying them to the drop zone at speeds up to kt, but dropping them at as little as kt to ensure minimum dispersion. Crucially, two streams of paratroopers can jump simultaneously from the ramp or the two side doors to further cut jumping time and scatter.
Careful aerodynamic design reduces turbulence behind the aircraft and deployable baffles at the door exits landint jumpers from the airflow. The AM is equipped with eight stretchers as standard which are permanently stored on board, but it can accommodate as many as 66 standard NATO stretchers and 25 medical personnel seated landng troop seats.
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It has the range, speed, operating altitude and comfort to optimally serve the medevac role. The AM has been specifically designed for low detectability, low vulnerability and high survivability.
Its high manoeuvrability, its enhanced low level flight capability, its steep descent and climb performance, as well as its short landing and take-off performance, its damage tolerant flight controls, its armoured cockpit and bullet-resistant windscreens, the use of inerting gas in the fuel tanks as well as the segregated routing of hydraulics and wiring give it excellent self-protection and survivability.
With its minimal infra-red signature EPI TP turboprops, highly responsive fly-by-wire flight controls, four independent control computers, comprehensive defensive aids, and damage tolerant controls, the AM is hard to find, hard to hit and hard to kill. It is a major part of the testing of system equipment, for which the facility utilises new-generation technologies.
Entering operational service in within the Royal Air Force, Airbus’ most advanced, proven and certified airlifter AM provides tactical airlift and strategic oversize lift capabilities. It becomes the 8th AM delivered in as of June 19th It becomes the 7th AM delivered in as of June 7th The AM unique cargo design allows it to carry up to two Arlan vehicles, with a combat weight of 16 tons each and a height of 3. Have you ever wondered how the AM is built?
With production underway for the th aircraft, Airbus is providing an exclusive, ongoing look behind the curtain — taking you inside the various European facilities as this milestone AM comes together over the months ahead. Check the page to know more! AM Delivery to the point of need.
Check the page here! Download all figures 0. AM — 3 missions in 1. Tactical Airlift Mission Capability Tactical airlift describes the transport and delivery of personel and goods directly into theatres of operation. Strategic Airlift Mission Capability Strategic airlift means the transport of strategic assets like outsized and heavy vehicles or equipments. Air-to-Air Refuelling Mission Capability Standalone, as a perfect complement to a strategic tanker or for front-line re-fuelling missions from tactical locations, the AM refuels drogue-receivers and increase flexibility and availability of other air assets.
Personnel and troops It can accommodate fully equipped troops or paratroops, seated in four longitudinal rows: Two-centreline seat rows 62 seats are fully removable to clear space for cargo. Short Unpaved Airstrip Performance. Autonomous Ground Operations The autonomous capability of the AM lanfing operations from remote austere airstrips.
Looking back on 10, hours of AM flight test. See the AM flight test story here! Photos 20 Infographics 1 Videos A and AM on ground at Farnborough Airshow AM model Farnborough Airshow — Airbus exhibit stand.
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