After examining the black boxes, one of Airbus officials had already announced that “ there was no structural defect” of the plane, but that a “serious problem quality in the final assembly “ was the cause of the accident.
Fabrice Brégier, CEO of Airbus civil aircraft subsidiary Airbus Group, confirmed Saturday morning the microphone of France Inter that the origin of the drama would come from a “ weakness in the testing procedures before the flight up the plane” . According to him, “ the design of the aircraft is not affected .”
For the CEO of Airbus, “the design of the A400M is not questioned “
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The president of Airbus also said in passing that the teams responsible for the A400M “ will watch this very closely” , assuring that “ crew safety and passengers was the number one priority “ of the company.