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Airbus sees US as biggest A400M customer

Despite the military plane's current technical problems, there is no other rival product for now, says CEO

"The administrative board will need until the end of the year to get a full picture of the situation and to reach a decision," he said. "It is one of the most difficult product decisions of the last few years. But it's clear - there won't be an A380 with new engines for just one customer."


EUROPEAN aircraft maker Airbus believes that the United States will be the biggest customer for its A400M military transport plane, despite a fatal crash involving one of them during a test flight last month.

"By the next decade at the latest, the US armed forces will be