The A400M is one of the stars of the 50th edition of the Paris Air Show. The Airbus A400M is an impressive, new military transport aircraft that features Alcoa aluminum on the fuselage. The A400M has been rigorously designed to meet the equipment transport needs of modern armed forces. The A400M can perform missions which previously required two - or more - different types of aircraft. The transport is light so it can carry more cargo, achieve a longer range, and maneuver into difficult terrain during potential conflicts.