New Military Transport Plane Airbus A400M Had Technical Problem on December Test Flight

The first test flight of the Airbus A400M military transport plane in December experienced a computer malfunction that affected one of the four propeller engines, according to a confidential report by engine maker Europrop, SPIEGEL has learned. Airbus says the safety of the aircraft was never in any danger and that the problem has been fixed.
The Airbus A400M military transporter landing after its first test flight on December 11, 2009 in Seville.

The Airbus A400M military transporter landing after its first test flight on December 11, 2009 in Seville.

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Photo Gallery: The A400M Takes Flight
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Photo Gallery: The A400M Takes Flight

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