At three years late and €6 billion ($8.5 billion) over budget, there is much to lament about the A400M military transport’s development history. There is the hubris with which Airbus entered the program, the interference from national governments in the selection of an engine to promote their individual industrial policies and the general lack of effective program management. But the biggest regret may be yet to come: the possibility that Europe will fail to extract from the A400M debacle ...


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