The investigation and study of the black boxes of the Airbus A400M highlighted a serious problem in final assembly in engines. A peak for this aircraft which accumulates very significant delays and additional costs. An engine control software was not installed at the assembly plant in Seville.
“ Black boxes confirm this. There are no structural defect, but we a serious quality problem in the final assembly , “says Marwan Lahoud, head of strategy at Airbus. Since then, Airbus has ordered an inspection of all the electronic engine management systems. These manufacturing problems are problematic since the birth of the project in 2001. Delays in delivery are important. In total, 174 aircraft have been ordered to only 12 deliveries.
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