20 Juli 2018

Airbus Defence Unit Close to A400M Export Deal

20 Juli 2018


A400M airlifter (photo : Airforce Technology)

After enduring a tough time with its A400M tactical transport, Airbus Defence & Space appears poised to secure its first new export order for the Atlas.

"The tide has turned now, with the [partner] nations using the aircraft in operational and humanitarian relief missions," says Fernando Alonso, the company's head of military aircraft.

"Now is the right time to go for export," he told FlightGlobal at the Royal International Air Tattoo on 13 July. "We have some export campaigns active: one of them is very active, and I think that in the next months we can probably sign a first contract."

Alonso will not identify the potential buyer, but the programme's strongest recent signal of interest came in March, when Jakarta's state-owned Indonesia Trading Company announced plans to acquire two A400Ms to ferry goods around the nation. The aircraft would be operated by Indonesian air force pilots, it said.

The Atlas was developed for European partners Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Turkey and the UK, which will take a combined 170 examples. Airbus's only other success with the type so far has been with Malaysia, which has received four of the airlifters.

"The aeroplane deserves to be exported, there is a need for the aeroplane, and now is the time to go for it," says Alonso, who notes that the company is receiving "very good support from the nations" in supporting its marketing efforts.

Airbus in early March announced an agreement with its A400M launch customers to slow output from 19 deliveries last year to producing eight per year from 2020. In addition to enabling it to stabilise the programme while completing development work on advanced capabilities, it said the step would safeguard production until 2030 and enable it to "pursue export opportunities".

(FlightGlobal)

11 komentar:

  1. "..strongest recent signal of interest came in March, when Jakarta's state-owned Indonesia Trading Company announced plans to acquire two A400Ms to ferry goods around the nation.."

    Semoga bukan PhP ya mister..😂

    BalasHapus
  2. Balasan
    1. jet a400 atlas punya malon.

      kalau di indonesia akan dipakai hanya untuk angkut beras

      bangga banggain deh atlas gendut kamu itu saiful hahaha

      POOOOORRR WANTI

      Hapus
    2. akan terwujud gax kaya penganti mig29 akan sampe mahatir di angkat jadi pahlawan malon juga mig 29 teteap AKAN dan AKAN daaaam AKAN DI GANTI WKWKW

      Hapus
    3. Paul,jgn ko mati dulu sebelum thn 2055 ya wkwkwk

      Hapus
    4. Akan tpi jelas arah nya dri pda akan akan dan akan lalu hilang d hempas angin cem mrca kau tuhh lah..wkwkwkwkk

      Hapus
    5. Indon melalak sebab tak mampu nak pakai a400m.. angkut beras ke hahahahha.. napa tak guna angkut askar .. tu jelas kerana yg beli bukan tni tapi perusahaan awam..

      Hapus
    6. saking kaya nya Indonesia hanya peruntukan A400 banyak untuk angkut beras beda dengan Malon miskin yang untuk angkut Askar.. 😆😆😆😆😆

      Hapus
  3. kawan2x sekiranya ada yang mau main ke yootub dan ingin hajar beruk malon bisa main ke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GMNi4jI6lk biar ngerasain sensai kita yang biasa nya bertahan sekarang menyerang wkwkwkw

    BalasHapus
  4. Fernando Alonso banting stir skrg yak, kagak balapan jet darat lagi haha!😆😆😆

    BalasHapus