EADS’s delayed A400M military airlifter depends on sales outside
“One thing is clear. We will only make money with the A400M through exports,” Gallois said in an interview with daily Die Welt, provided to Reuters before publication on Wednesday.
Gallois said he hoped that more European NATO governments would follow the example of
“We hope that (the German and French governments) will now convince their counterparts in the remaining five countries Belgium, Britain, Luxembourg, Spain and Turkey to extend the deadline until the end of the year,” he was quoted as saying.
Gallois repeated remarks made in May in an interview with L’Express magazine that the A4004 would likely fly for the first time around the end of this year “with a margin of a few weeks.”
The A400M is
Seven European countries have ordered 180 of the aircraft, South Africa eight and Malaysia four.