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Singapore 2010: A civic duty for A400M?

4th February 2010 - 15:57 GMT | by Darren Lake in Singapore


In what could be a last attempt to capture further customers for the A400M in Asia, Airbus Military has decided to see whether there could be a potential market in non-military missions.

At the company product briefing - where all questions of costs, programme difficulties and contracts were put off limits by Airbus' PR machine - Peter Scoffham, Vice President Defence Capability Marketing focused on what he termed 'civic missions'. The question being whether governments in the region could be tempted to buy the aircraft not for its military utility, but for a basket of other operations.

It appears that …

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