posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 03:55 PM
Update 8- A400M and Gulfstream G250
Airbus has said that the A400M reached 300kts and a max altitude of 18,000 feet. They took off 15 minutes late, due to a telemetry computer problem.
After take off, the aircraft climbed to 8,000 feet, where the tested low speed handling. They flew to 18,000ft, where they tested pressurization.
The crew said the aircraft handled like a dream.
At almost the same time, in Israel, the G250 made its first flight. It will eventually replace the G200 series. The aircraft had no problems and the
gear was retracted during the flight.