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First A400M's central-rear fuselage (IFA) arrives at EADS CASA facilities in Madrid to start static structural test.

Madrid, 20 March 2007

On Monday 19, the central-rear fuselage (IFA) of the A400M was placed on jigs. This large component of 16.5 ton and 29 meter long is the first fuselage manufactured in Bremen, Germany, for the static structural test to be carried out at the Military Transport Aircraft Division of EADS facilities in Madrid.

The different sections of this fuselage have mainly been produced by TAI (Turkey), Airbus (Germany), EADS Military Aircraft Systems (Germany) and Sogerma (France), in accordance with their participation in the A400M programme.

The integration of the nose with the central-rear fuselage (IFA) will also take place in at EADS facilities in Getafe, in the same test hangar, under the responsibility and supervision of personnel from the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Seville.

EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2006, EADS generated revenues of € 39.4 billion and employed a workforce of about 116,000. The Group includes the aircraft manufacturer Airbus, the world's largest helicopter supplier Eurocopter and EADS Astrium, the European leader in space programmes from Ariane to Galileo. EADS is the major partner in the Eurofighter consortium, develops the A400M military transport aircraft, and holds a stake in the joint venture MBDA, the international leader in missile systems.

Contact with the media:

Miguel Sánchez
Communications
EADS CASA
Tel.: +34 91 585 77 89

Eduardo Galicia
Communications
EADS CASA
Tel.: +34 91 585 77 89



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