The German defense ministry has reiterated its commitment to Europe's A400M airlifter program, despite last-minute efforts to renegotiate the price for the 73 units it intends to purchase. The price squabble stems from efforts by Finance Minister Hans Eichel to hold down Germany's defense spending, already the lowest per capita in Europe. French President Jacques Chirac was set to seek a solution to the impasse at a summit meeting with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder late last week.

THIS CONTENT REQUIRES SUBSCRIPTION ACCESS

You must be a paid subscriber to access "The German defense ministry has reiterated its commitment to Europe's A400M airlifter program".

 

Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.

 

Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.