Published 11 October 2022

The UK’s ATLAS (A400M) fleet has grown to 21 with ZM420 touching down at RAF Brize Norton.

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The aircraft, which arrived today (11 October), is now part of the Military Register, and set to further bolster the UK fleet and provide strategic airlift capability supporting global operations.

Members of the A400M delivery team at DE&S temporarily re-located to Madrid during the 8–10-week acceptance phase to enable them to work hand-in-hand with teams from OCCAR and Airbus to successfully complete acceptance activities and enable the transfer of title to take place.

DE&S A400M team leader Nick Moore said:

“The arrival in the UK of our 21st Atlas transport aircraft is another significant milestone for the programme.  The A400M delivery team remains focussed on further growing the Atlas capability and we are also looking forward to the arrival of the final UK aircraft in 2023.”