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O-man; more engine hassle for the A400M

During a phone interview about the A400M’s recent receipt of restricted type certification from EASA we got onto the subject of continuing problems with the aircraft’s all-important TP400-D6 turboprop engine. Bad vibrations from one engine have delayed production-standard MSN6 from starting on flying the 300h of functioning and reliability testing needed to get to full […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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