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Germany to Seek Compensation for Delayed Airbus A400M Deliveries

  • CEO Enders says planemaker is working ‘intensely’ on fixes
  • Germany considering leasing or buying alternative aircraft

Germany will seek compensation from Airbus Group SE for delays in delivering the A400M military plane and warned the country may to turn to rival manufacturers to help meet its growing need for transport aircraft.

“We have an airtight contract in which compensatory damages are clearly spelled out,” Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said at the Berlin Air Show on Thursday. “We will make sure this entitlement to damages is carried out.”