Military certification is a precaution for the delivery of the first A400M to the French Air Force.
Yesterday - according to a report of the French Air Force - the Certification and Qualification Committee (CQC/CQO), a committee of experts made of seven partner countries, recommended the military certification of the Airbus Military A400M. The technical authority, the French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA), is now able to establish the military type certificate in the upcoming future.
The expert panel includes a representative from each nation, it is chaired by a DGA chief engineer, leading 15 working groups in different technical areas (avionics, electronic warfare, etc.). The committee's main task is to assess military security requirements and performance of the aircraft.
Find the original article (in French language) here.
Words and picture: Norbert Thomas