December 9, 2014
Airbus Defence and Space wins A400M support contract from France and UK
Airbus Defence and Space has won a contract from France and the UK to provide a wide- ranging and innovative in-service support (ISS) package underpinning the entry into service of the A400M Atlas new-generation airlifter. The contract was awarded by the UK’s procurement agency Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), and the French Direction générale de l’armement (DGA) through the OCCAR international programme management organisation. Elements of the contract, including in particular a pooled spares agreement, have been developed together with the two countries and are expected to lead to a range of joint support activities. Under this contract, Airbus Defence and Space is performing a wide variety of maintenance, technical, materiel and operational support functions. The UK and France have ordered respectively 22 and 50 A400M Atlas aircraft.