Kazakh Military to Receive Transport Plane From Airbus

The world’s largest aerospace company Airbus is preparing to deliver its first military transport aircraft to Kazakhstan. The A400M Atlas aircraft will be used by the Ministry of Defense.

Airbus recently published a video on its website which shows how the aircraft has been painted for the Kazakh Ministry of Defense. The airliner will begin test flights in the near future.

In 2021 Kazakhstan placed an order for a pair of four-engine military transport aircraft. It was subsequently reported that the country intends to use these airliners together with other vessels from the military fleet. Kazakhstan will become the ninth country to operate this type of aircraft — and the first foreign customer since 2005.  The A400M is already in use in Turkey, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Luxembourg.

The first of the two airplanes, bearing tail number MSN139 and service number 21, is intended to be delivered to the country by the end of this year. The second airliner is scheduled for delivery in 2025. The A400M can carry 116 fully equipped paratroopers and 37 tons of cargo at a time. It quickly transforms into a flying hospital with accommodations for 66 stretchers.


Times of Central Asia