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EADS welcomes resolution by German Parliament on A400M

Amsterdam, 25 January 2002

* EADS CEOs Philippe Camus and Rainer Hertrich: "We are pleased about the broad consensus on the necessity of the joint European military transport aircraft programme"

EADS European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company welcomed Thursday's decision by the German Parliament to acquire 73 A400M military transport aircraft for the German forces.

The EADS CEOs, Philippe Camus and Rainer Hertrich, said: "We are pleased by the fact that there is broad consensus between the major German parties, and between Government and Opposition, on the necessity to acquire 73 military transport aircraft for Germany and on the European A400M programme in general."

"The A400M is of great importance for the modernisation of the European forces, for the development of a joint European defence and security policy and for the European industry, the CEOs continued. "The A400M also has a direct positive impact on the development of the European industry and its global competitive position."

"We are confident that this decision is a further important step to pave the way for the start of the European programme," the CEOs said.

Dr. Rainer Ohler
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Miguel Sanchez
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