Airbus Military and its A400M development program face a mixed situation. After years of schedule struggles, company officials exude confidence that they will hand over the first airlifter earlier than expected despite a new round of engine problems. Late last week, engineers were poised to begin a key test phase that should lead to civil type approval in July, according to program chief Cedric Gautier. The initial military type certification is due in August or September, says Airbus ...


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