Europrop International (EPI) expects the last of four inspected and repaired TP400 engines to be delivered this week to Airbus Military, clearing the way for the resumption of delayed functional and reliability (F&R) flight testing of the A400M. The tests, which are required for full type certification of the European airlifter, were interrupted in July because of the detection of metallic chips in the turboprop’s oil system. The engines were removed and investigations revealed the ...


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