Seeing progress in its Airbus A400Ms' capabilities and practically on-time deliveries, the French Air Force has adopted a supportive stance on the program. “We have a positive perception of how the program has evolved,” Chief of Staff Andre Lanata says. He is happy with the six aircraft available, out of 11 total. The other five are undergoing routine maintenance or retrofits that will bring them to the tactical initial operational capability (IOC) standard from a ...

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