ILA: Airbus Military close to signing final A400M contract

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Airbus Military says it expects to sign a final agreement with seven European governments over A400M deliveries by the end of the month.

It will spell out how many of the original 180 transports ordered will be dropped as part of the revised contract negotiated early this year, which allowed for 10 aircraft to be axed.

Germany is expected to cut its original order for 60 aircraft by seven, with the UK likely to lose up to three of its 25. Airbus Military chief executive Domingo Ureña acknowledged at the show yesterday that it would be difficult to keep the orderbook at 180 aircraft because of fiscal pressures facing customer governments.

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