Airbus now projects the type certification for the A400M military airlifter will be delayed until the second quarter of 2012. A few weeks ago Airbus Military officials still thought a 2011 certification might be possible, although there were already indications the milestone could be delayed until 2012. One of the issues has been finding the right weather conditions to complete the anti-icing trials. Another was a delay in some flight trials because of problems with the TP400D ...

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