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February 22, 2017, 7:28 AM

Airbus Pleads for Relief as A400M Losses Mount

Company wants the European launch nations to reduce the penalties they are extracting for late deliveries and performance shortfalls.

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Airbus C295
Jun 11, 2014 - 10:23 AM
Ecuador's air force will take three C295s by year-end and retire the last of its Avro 748s.
Jun 5, 2014 - 7:17 AM
The French offer is to share expenses on condition that the engine would be selected for the Russian rotary-wing designs with the best export prospects.
RQ-21A Blackjack
Jun 4, 2014 - 10:36 AM
The initial operational test and evaluation period is expected to be complete this year.
B-2A Spirit bomber
Jun 3, 2014 - 10:44 PM
The contract has a five-year base period to May 2, 2019, with an option to extend to 2024.
KC-390 prototype
Jun 3, 2014 - 9:50 AM
The Brazilian air force will take first delivery of the airlifter at the end of 2016.
May 29, 2014 - 3:55 PM
Multi-role combat aicraft and multi-role tanker are among the aircraft covered by deals likely to be signed this year.
A400M airlifter
May 29, 2014 - 3:10 PM
Relief organizations currently rely largely on old, environmentally unfriendly Russian airlifters.
May 29, 2014 - 12:00 PM
The program's nine-year development is set to end this year, with no production order from the U.S., Germany or Italy.