Airbus: all A400Ms now cleared by Spanish regulator DGAM for flight provided they have undergone the checks specified in the Alert Operator Transmission (AOT)

TOULOUSE, 23-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Lifting of restrictions permits all aircraft to fly subject to completion of checks

Airbus Defence and Space is about to recommence deliveries of Airbus A400M aircraft following the lifting of all remaining flight restrictions on new production aircraft by Spanish regulator DGAM yesterday.

As a result, all A400Ms are now cleared for flight provided they have undergone the checks specified by the manufacturer in the Alert Operator Transmission (AOT) of 19 May 2015. Airbus Defence and Space´s own three development aircraft, and the 12 aircraft delivered to customers prior to the accident were not affected by the restrictions.

The production plan for the year is under review following the accident but currently is still targeting at least 13 aircraft in 2015, plus up to four more subject to flight-test results due this summer.

Two aircraft which were due for delivery at the time of the accident are expected to be delivered in a matter of days with a number of others to follow in the coming weeks.

Head of Military Aircraft Fernando Alonso said: “We appreciate the Spanish authorities’ timely action in restoring our permission to fly without restriction as well as our customers’ patience and support in recent weeks. We are working hard to bring the schedule back on track while continuing to support the investigation.”

Contacts

Maggie Bergsma  +49 151 46 18 82 34

maggie.bergsma@airbus.com

Kieran Daly +34 689 66 96 61 kieran.daly.external@military.airbus.com
Florian Taitsch +49 151 1683 1052

florian.taitsch@airbus.com

Ambra Canale +34 689 66 94 02

ambra.canale@airbus.com

Javier López +34 689 66 86 57

javier.lopez.ramirez@airbus.com

José Gascó +34 692 87 02 24

jose.gasco.external@airbus.com

Gregory Gavroy + 33 1 39 06 89 42
gregory.gavroy@astrium.eads.net

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