What is the A400M Team?

The A400M Project Team, part of the Air Support Operating Centre, is responsible for the delivery of the UK’s A400M Atlas transport aircraft to its RAF customer during the period 2014 to 2019.

A400M is a collaborative programme involving the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Turkey and Belgium that is contracted through OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Co-operation en matiere d’Armament) for the Design / Development / Production of the aircraft itself and its Initial Support phases.

The aircraft entered UK service in September 2015.

The A400M Project Team is also responsible for through-life aircraft support, maintenance and capability upgrade of the RAF aircraft, and in late 2016 the UK concluded a national support contract with Airbus with a duration of ten years.

This draws on a multinational contract (together with France and Spain) that was concluded by OCCAR in parallel.

Training Systems are being delivered by the FsAST Project Team.


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