Airbus Pays High Price for A400M Export Assumptions

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Senior Royal Air Force officers say they are seeing signs of improvement in the availability of their A400M fleet since the contract has been rebaselined.
Credit: Andrew Linnett/UK Defense Ministry
The rebaselining of contracts for the A400M airlifter signed last summer should have lifted what former Airbus CEO Tom Enders called a “Damocles sword” from over the company. However, the sizable €1.2 billion ($1.3 billion) charge revealed by the company when it announced its 2019 financial...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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