France appears ready to pull out all the stops to convince A400M partners that they should agree to renegotiate price and delivery terms and specifications for the airlifter, rather than stop the troubled program. On Feb. 10, the chairmen of the French senate’s foreign affairs, defense and finance committees presented a report confirming Airbus’s warnings last month that the project could be up to four years late. Combined with indications that the A400M might be overweight, the warnings ...

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