2015-03-06 On March 2, 2015, the A400M Atlas touched down in French Polynesia.
Currently, the French forces use two CN-235s to provide the means to link up with the five Polynesian archipelagos.
There is a French Air Force detachment of 190 at Tahiti’s Faa’a airfield.
The flight from New Caledonia to French Polynesia allowed the crew to validate the airport of Wallis as a landing site for the Atlas in the region.
Air transport is a crucial means to link the French forces in a dispersed part of the world.
Obviously, an airlifter like the A400m can perform a key role in support of French and allied forces in the region.