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A400M Program Update
These slides were presented during the Trade Media 2012 event held at Madrid, Spain and Toulouse, France in May 2012.
The presentation was provided by Cedric Gautier, Head of the A400M program.
While we are at Toulouse, one of the test aircraft took off for tests on grass and other unpaved types of landing areas.
More than 1000 flights have been achieved to date with the A400M.
The initial delivery customers through 2013 will be France and Turkey.
Gautier discussed as well Gear Box issues identified last year and fixed as well as current efforts to deal with a different Gear Box issue identified during the recent return flight from the A400M Asian tour.
MSN7 which is the first operational delivery aircraft is expected for the French Air Force at the end of 2012 or the beginning of 2013. The first flight is for the third quarter of 2012.