Airbus Military is “firmly committed“ to delivering the first Airbus A400M to the French Air Force before the Paris Air Show, towards the end of May or early June, says Cedric Gautier, head of the A400M program. “With the level of readiness technically and industrially we can do it,” Gautier says. France will still get its first aircraft more than three years later than originally planned, and with a series of capability upgrades planned to follow, the initial aircraft will only have ...

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