Safran to Airbus Military: A400M is your fault

Airbus Military started the day blaming the latest A400M first flight delay upon the “unavailability of the propulsion system”, apparently much to the dislike of the propulsion system supplier.

Safran, a key member of the European consortium providing the TP400-D6 turboprop, issued its own press release saying that the engines are ready.

And, Safran adds, the only thing that isn’t ready is the control software for the full authority digital engine control [FADEC], and that is “responsibility of Airbus Military”.

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3 Responses to Safran to Airbus Military: A400M is your fault

  1. Fred from Canuckistan . . . 25 September, 2008 at 11:11 pm #

    Un petit peux de temper tantrum des Euro Partners !

    Qu’est que c’est next ?

    Les dueling pistols a canq metres ?

  2. John S. 26 September, 2008 at 12:19 am #

    Is it not customary for the engine manufacturer to provide the FADEC?

  3. Keith in Montreal 1 December, 2008 at 7:03 pm #

    It is my understanding that Safran and MTU are developing the FADEC, with Airbus responsible for the C-130 flight test. Since none of these companies have any significant experience with multiple large turboprop installations the delays are hardly surprising.

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