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EADS seeks accounting clarity in A400M bailout

Airbus parent EADS is seeking clarification on a 3.5 billion euro deal to rescue the A400M airlifter in a bid to head...

Haggling delays 3.5 bln euro A400M bailout

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European nations agreed to pump in €3.5 billion ($4.7 billion) to save the delayed Airbus A400M airlifter, but left key details unresolved...

Spain says A400M aircraft deal reached in principle

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Partners in the delayed Airbus A400M military transporter plane have reached an agreement in principle to pump billions of dollars into Europe's...

Buyers resubmit “final” A400M offer -Germany

Buyer nations presented a final funding offer for the A400M military transporter plane to Airbus parent EADS on Friday without changes to...

Airbus owner studies new A400M rescue offer

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Airbus parent EADS is poring over a new offer of aid for the delayed and over-budget A400M military transporter plane from seven...

Fact file: Airbus Military A400M medium transport

The Airbus Military A400M is a pan-European four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft designed to replace or supplement aircraft used in the tactical...

SAAF to review ageing transport fleet

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) is reconsidering its fixed wing mobility capability in its entirety. This is as a result of...

Germany: No agreement yet on A400M financing

Airbus Military A400M customer nations have not yet agreed on financing for the project, German Defence Minister Karl-Theodor Zu Guttenberg said in...

Airbus and buyers intensify push for A400M deal

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Airbus and buyer nations have intensified efforts to strike a deal this week over the funding of Europe's delayed A400M military transporter,...

All sides seeking quick deal on A400M

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All parties involved in talks on the future of the Airbus A400M military transporter are trying to reach a deal as soon...

PwC finds management erred on A400M

An auditor report commissioned by countries that ordered the A400M military transporter from EADS unit Airbus has found management errors allowed huge...

Warning lights aflicker at DSA: Solidarity

The Solidarity trade union says the resignation of the Denel Saab Aerostructures (DSA) CE Lana Kinley and chief financial officer, Sasa Methola,...

A400M partners agree to seek funding deal

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The seven European nations that have ordered 180 Airbus Military A400M transport planes for 20 billion euro in 2003 have agreed to...

A400M buyers give Airbus deadline cold shoulder

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Buyers look set to ignore an end-of-January deadline from Airbus for a deal to bail out its A400M transport, after Germany refused...

Government officials to meet on A400M next week

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Officials from countries that have ordered the delayed Airbus A400M military transport plane will meet next week to discuss a financing deal,...

RAF C17 fleet to grow to seven

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The British Royal Air Force has signed a deal for a seventh Boeing C-17 strategic transport aircraft to increase the size of...

Airbus pressures Germany over A400M deadlock

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Airbus has set itself on a potential collision course with Germany by signalling it might ditch a delayed 20 billion euro military...

French minister confirms A400M financing deadline

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French Defence Minister Herve Morin confirmed a possible deadline of end-January to reach a financing deal for Airbus' A400M military transporter, which...

Paramount wraps up Aerosud buy-in

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The Paramount Group has completed the acquisition of a 19% stake in Aerosud Holdings (Pty) Limited, the privately-owned aeronautical engineering company that...

A400M flies – but costs reportedly balloon 11bn euro

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The Airbus Military A400M Loadmaster strategic transport has made a successful three hour 47 minute (27 minute first flight, just over a...

It flies! The A400M makes first flight

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The Airbus Military A400M Loadmaster strategic transport took off from Seville airport this morning at 11.15am South African time – 10.15am...

Airbus A400M first flight tomorrow

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Germany lifted the lid on a €5 billion cost overrun on Europe's A400M military transport plane yesterday, raising the stakes for a...

Denel Saab Aerostructures announces retrenchments

Denel Saab Aerostructures (DSA) is to retrench staff to cut costs in order to combat insufficient income, the global recession and the...

Honour and hard cash ride on Airbus and Boeing tests

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Engineers at Airbus and Boeing are racing against the clock to carry out long-awaited test flights and shore up ventures worth billions...

Suspended Armscor CE faces disciplinary action

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Suspended Armscor CE Sipho Thomo is to face disciplinary charges after failing to "co-operate" with the parastatal board, which asked him to resign...

EADS denies dropping A400M military transport plane

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European aerospace group EADS denied a media report that it was considering dropping the Airbus A400M military transport project over expected cost...

Airbus expects first A400M flight in week of Dec 7

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Airbus Military unveiled the timing of the first flight of its long-delayed A400M military airlifter a week after successfully running the transporter's...

Airbus A400M taxis for first time

The Airbus Military A400M Loadmaster airlifter has moved under its own power for the first time as the aircraft began its programme of taxying...

Airbus A400M countries to meet in Berlin on Dec. 2

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Officials from countries who have ordered the delayed A400M military transport plane from Airbus will meet again next week to discuss the...

Airbus denies La Tribune report on Aerosud, DSA A400M workshare reprisal

Airbus Military is denying a report in today's La Tribune that its parent, the European defence conglomerate EADS may cancel industrial contracts in South...

SANDF Joint Operations concerned about strategic airlift

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The South African National Defence Force's Joint Operations Division says it is concerned about the country's strategic airlift capability and anxious regarding...