Defense Lifts Suspension of Airworthiness for the A-400M
(Source: Spanish Ministry of Defence; issued June 18, 2015)
(Issued in Spanish; unofficial translation by Defense-Aerospace.com)
The Defense Ministry, through the Directorate-General of Armaments and Matériel as its airworthiness authority, has signed the document that lifts the precautionary suspension of the certificate of airworthiness that was applied on May 11 to the A-400M program as a result of the accident in Seville.

With this directive, the process begun on June 11 with the release of certificates affecting the prototypes of this aircraft is completed. The authorization for other aircraft, including all those currently in production, is now extended.

Thus, the Ministry of Defense enforced its priority on flight safety while allowing the company to recover the rate of production for the aircraft.

These measures are consistent with the work currently carried out by the Investigation Commission for Technical Accidents of Military Aircraft (CITAAM) to finally clarify the causes of the accident.

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