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Military plane launch is delayed
Airbus has announced that delivery of the A400 M military transport plane is behind schedule.

The aircraft, whose composite wings are made at Filton near Bristol, will replace fleets in seven NATO nations.

The European aerospace group, EADS, designer of the plane's digital map technology, is expected to issue a statement with details on Wednesday.

The A400 M's first flight was scheduled for January 2008, but it may now be delayed until July 2008.



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