Airbus A400M’s Clay Aiken moment


In case you missed it, pop singer Clay Aiken has confirmed he’s not straight. This would have ranked as the biggest non-surprise news story of the week until this morning, when Airbus confirmed that first flight of the A400M will be “postponed”. Airbus blamed the delay on the continuing non-availability of the TP400 turboprop engine. Like previous schedule slips, this indefinite postponement for the A400M likely means more delivery delays for the airlifter’s launch customers, but EADS has not released he new schedule. Read the Airbus announcement here.


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3 Responses to Airbus A400M’s Clay Aiken moment

  1. RobH 25 September, 2008 at 1:51 pm #

    Oh, that’s good. Thanks for the early morning laugh.

  2. EG 25 September, 2008 at 7:01 pm #

    Has there been any major design and build from scratch aircraft program in the last 30 years that has been on time and on budget?

  3. Turbineguy 30 September, 2008 at 3:23 pm #

    Who was the original engine supplier before EPI got the contract? Sounds to me like the outsourcing was not managed properly – as evidenced by Boeing’s 787 program.

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