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RMAF Third Atlas Returned From Sevilla

SHAH ALAM: One of the four Airbus A400M Atlas airlifter has returned from Seville, Spain after undergoing an upgrade for its capabilities. Although the Airbus release did not identify the aircraft, from the picture it provided, it is the third Atlas – M54-03. Malaysian Defence did a story on its […]

Asean and Malaysia

Keeping Up With The Joneses Part 2

SHAH ALAM: Indonesia has become the third nation in Asia to operate the the Airbus A400M airlifter – after Malaysia – after it signed a contract for two aircraft today. Indonesia also signed the LOI for another four A400Ms. The order and LOI was announced today on the last day […]


Standing In The Eyes

SHAH ALAM: Standing in the eyes. It appears that RMAF is the world leader in using the Airbus A400M airlifter so much so that the company has awarded an award to the service. RMAF chief General Ackbal Abdul Samad accepted the Fleet Leadership Award on behalf of the service at […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Fourth Airbus A400M Delivered

SHAH ALAM: Fourth Airbus A400M Delivered. The fourth and last A400M Atlas on order has been officially accepted by RMAF at the Airbus final assembly plant in Seville, Spain, on Wednesday. The aircraft was accepted on behalf of the government by deputy Defence Minister DS Johari Baharom. Also present was […]

Malaysia - RMAF

First A400M in Seville for Upgrading

SHAH ALAM: RMAF first Airbus A400M Atlas airlifter is now in Seville, Spain, being retrofitted with new capabilities. The new capabilities will allow the aircraft to perform tactical operations with the addition of self-protection systems and equipment for parachute drops, short-runway operation and the ability to refuel other aircraft and […]

Malaysia - RMAF

RMAF A400Ms and AAR

SHAH ALAM: IN my previous posts on RMAF A400Ms I stated that they will not be equipped for air-to-air refueling (AAR). This was based on information provided by a source. The source however has come back to me to state that the information was wrong. Indeed RMAF A400Ms will be […]

Malaysia - RMAF

Third A400M in Subang

SHAH ALAM: Third A400M in Subang. RMAF’s third A400M air-lifter arrived at the Subang airbase this afternoon – four days after it was officially delivered to the service. The A400M – tail number M54-03 – flew some 9,100 km to get to Subang from the Airbus D&S A400M Final Assembly […]

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Malaysia - RMAF

More Woes for the A400M

SHAH ALAM: GERMAN media are reporting that further delivery of the Airbus A400M air-lifter to the country’s air force will be delayed due to engine faults. It is probably the reason RMAF third A400M – M54-03 – delivery is also looking doubtful. RMAF chief Tan Sri Roslan Saad when met […]

Malaysia - RMAF

RMAF’s Atlas In Service Support

SEVILLE, SPAIN: UNDER a a contract called Full In Service Support (FISS), Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus DS) is not only providing maintenance for RMAF’s A400M Atlas fleet but also logistics,training and information services management. Flight service and operations are also provided under the same programme. In Malaysia, Airbus is […]