Malaysia Committed to A400M Aircraft Orders

15 November 2010 (Last Updated November 15th, 2010 18:30)

Malaysia has remained committed to its order for four Airbus A400M military transport aircraft despite reductions made by some countries on their orders, according to an Airbus Military official. Airbus Military vice-president of defence capability marketing Peter Scoffham said Malaysia

Malaysia has remained committed to its order for four Airbus A400M military transport aircraft despite reductions made by some countries on their orders, according to an Airbus Military official.

Airbus Military vice-president of defence capability marketing Peter Scoffham said Malaysia was the only nation in the region purchasing the A400M and it was still committed to its orders.

In 2009, it was revealed that Malaysia, which will receive the planes in 2013, will not have to pay the additional money for the four aircraft it ordered in 2005.

The A400M will offer an increase in range and air-lift capacity over the current Royal Malaysian Air Force’s main air-lifter, Hercules C-130.

A high-winged, four-engine, turbo-prop transport aircraft, the A400M can carry heavier loads compared to the C130J Hercules while landing on a short runway, according to Bernama.com.