Supply chain poised to receive flurry of A400M solicitations
The final push is on for A400M project managers to apportion more than half of the remaining workshares for the European airlifter, with the focus shifting to lower tier suppliers now that major program elements have been assigned. In parallel, increasing attention is now on production. An internal design milestone is slated to be met later this year in anticipation of the start of production in early 2006. First metal will be cut on a long-lead fuselage structural component in January, ...
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