Two important milestones will occur in the coming weeks for EADS’s A400M military airlifter program and tanker ambitions in the U.S. The European aerospace giant has been waiting for a new A400M contract — revised last year to deal with several billion euros in extra costs — and a new schedule. That contract is near completion and awaiting a German parliamentary budget hearing on Jan. 19. Also in the offing is an agreement on an export levy facility, says CFO Hans-Peter Ring. That ...

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