First A400M Flight Delayed(Amsterdam, September 25, 2008) -- The first flight of the A400M until now planned before the end of 2008 will be postponed, because of the unavailability of the propulsion system.
The first flight actually depends on the results of the test campaign to be done on the flying test bed, which should start in the coming weeks, and on the readiness of the propulsion system.
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Only after this and further discussions with customers, the financial, technical and schedule implications can be reliably assessed. The 2008 guidance of the group is not changed at this point.
Source : EADS