January 17, 2022

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A400M transport aircraft conducting training in and around Glasgow

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An A400M ‘Atlas’ transport aircraft has been conducting routine training in and around Glasgow International Airport.

The aircraft also visited the Isle of Man after leaving RAF Brize Norton.

The aircraft appears to undertaking ‘touch and go’ training. A ‘touch and go’ landing involves landing on a runway and taking off again without coming to a full stop, with the pilot then usually circling the airport in a ‘circuit’ pattern to repeat the manoeuvre.

Doing so allows for many landings to be practiced in a short time period.

What does A400M ‘Atlas’ do?

According to the Royal Air Force website, Atlas has the ability to carry a 37-tonne payload over 2,000nm to established and remote civilian and military airfields, and short unprepared or semi-prepared strips. Capable of operating at altitudes up to 40,000ft, Atlas also offers impressive low-level capability.

“It will accommodate as many as 116 fully-equipped troops; vehicles; helicopters, including a Chinook; mixed loads, including nine aircraft pallets and 54 passengers, or combinations of vehicles, pallets and personnel, up to a payload of 37 tonnes.”

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