Airbus Military Says A400M Will Fly in 2009

Airbus Military hopes to have three A400M airlifters flying by the end of May 2010. They are also confident that the A400M’s maiden flight would take place before the end of 2009: three years behind schedule. Problems with the flight management system and the software in the full authority digital engine control (FADEC) have been overcome and fuel and pressurisation tests are under way. First deliveries of the A400M, 192 of which have been ordered so far, will begin three years after the...
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