France may be forced to cut A400M numbers and is exploring the option of leasing Boeing C-17s as it tries to craft a rescue package for the struggling Airbus Military program and sustain its airlift capacity. A revised A400M contract is unlikely before the end of 2009. “We have to take an in-depth look at how the present contract might be modified under acceptable conditions,” Laurent Collet-Billon, Director General of armaments agency DGA, told reporters here last week. “Among the ...

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