The Airbus A400M turboprop military transport, shown here upon liftoff, made its maiden flight from Airbus' facility in Seville, Spain, Dec. 11, 2009. Even with the successful flight behind it, Airbus faces the daunting task of working out a new agreement with its European and Asian A400M customers to keep the troubled aircraft program alive after more than three years of delays and large cost overruns.
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