Dec 12, 2013
Germany may get full-spec A400M airlifter later than planned
The German army may have to wait another half a year to get its first fully kitted-out Airbus A400M military airlifter.
While the army will receive a plane from Airbus Military, part of aerospace and defence group EADS, in November 2014 as planned, it will not have the full military capabilities the army has ordered.
Airbus Military will then add the capabilities, meaning the plane will reach the original army specification in mid-2015.
Airbus Military said it was confident the first plane would be delivered in November 2014, and that it was working to develop and qualify the additional military capabilities.