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Ina Niewind beside a C-160 Transall



Ina Niewind beside a C-160 Transall
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Flight test engineer Ina Niewind is currently working with the A400M transport aircraft. "Since the A400M hasn't been delivered yet we have to use its predecessor, the C-160 Transall, as a test subject instead," she explains. To do so, Ina went out testing the characteristics of Germany's soil for the first time. The transport aircraft must be able to land on grass, so a suitable grass landing strip was needed; initial trials with the C-160 Transall were favourable and tests with the A400M are now being planned.
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