Although it has yet to be formally launched and its engine selected, the proposed A400M airlifter is now scheduled to make its maiden flight during the first quarter of 2008, a full year later than planned. Airbus Military executives are expected to soon unveil their engine choice, and have reportedly picked Pratt & Whitney Canada's proposal. But such a non-European preference would certainly trigger outrage from leaders of the Euro Prop International (EPI) consortium, comprising ...

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