LONDON — Airbus Defense and Space is negotiating with the seven launch customers for the A400M over delays in implementing the airlifter’s  tactical capabilities. Standard Operating Clearances (SOCs) initially planned for introduction on aircraft delivered at the end of 2013 have slipped and will now be featured on the first aircraft due for the U.K. Royal Air Force this September, a delay of around nine months. Speaking as the Airbus Group revealed its half-year results, ...


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