Airplanes. A-400M Global Support Service contract signed with three Nations
Seville, Spain - UK, France and Spain
Airbus Defence and Space has signed three long-term Global Support Service contracts for the A-400M new generation aircraft with the UK, France and Spain. The new agreement, effective 1 December, runs as a first step for two years and follows previously signed contracts which provided support for France and UK in their early years of operation of the same model. It additionally forms the basis of support for Spain which accepted its first aircraft on 1 December. Under the new arrangement, the three nations will benefit from a spares pool, technical and engineering support, maintenance and flight operations services. These customers will see numerous benefits from the sharing of these resources including substantial cost savings, increased efficiency of service, and greater flexibility to meet their specific operational requirements. The A-400M is a four engined turboprop airplane for tactical and strategic military transport.
World Aeronautical Press Agency