In an 11th-hour about-face, predicated on politics and price, Airbus dropped its preference for Pratt & Whitney Canada and selected the Europrop consortium to develop the A400M airlifter's powerplant. Europrop International (EPI)--a joint venture comprising MTU Aero Engines, Rolls-Royce, Snecma Moteurs and Spain's Industria de Turbo Propulsores (IPT)--will develop the TP400-D6 for the A400M. Nominally rated at 10,600 shp., the engine will be the most powerful turboprop so far ...


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