Europrop International (EPI) completed the preliminary design review of the Airbus Military A400M's TP400-D6 turboprop engine last month, clearing the way for detailed design and certification testing. First ground tests of the 11,000shp (8,220kW) engine will take place in August 2005 ahead of the first flight of the A400M in November 2007. The four-nation EPI consortium will produce more than 750 engines for the 180 A400M transports now on order.


Source: Flight International