Airbus is facing increased pressure from European governments regarding delivery delays of the A400M and unease about the airlifter’s tactical capabilities. The May 9 crash of one of the production aircraft in Seville, Spain, is compounding the problem. Now Airbus Defense and Space is hoping that a swift and transparent investigation into the accident that killed four experienced flight-test personnel and severely injured two others can restore faith in both the aircraft and the wider ...

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