Apr 04, 2016 00:50 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
New issues surrounding the propeller gear boxes on the Airbus A400M will not affect delivery , according to the company. The first issue regards the material structure and strength of the ring gear in about 14 gear boxes produced in the first half of 2015. A separate fault is an issue with the cracking of a plug that could see small parts of metal released into the oil system of the gearbox, affecting gear boxes that rotate to the right. Airbus plans to deliver 20 of the cargo planes to customers this year.
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