posted on Oct, 10 2006 @ 07:14 PM
I have no idea where you get your info and I'd like to see a link of the article
here is my link that is oppisite of what your say
"26 September 2006
First delivery of A400M Nose fuselage
The nose section of the first A400M left the Airbus France Méaulte site, where it is manufactured, for delivery to the Saint-Nazaire plant where
equipment (hydraulic, electrical, systems, avionics and commercial furnishing) will be installed.
The design and assembly of the nose section of the very first A400M has benefited from the industrial processes and technologies already developed and
used by Airbus on its civil aircraft programmes.
In industrial terms, production of this part of the aircraft requires a perfect mastery of the technologies associated with the machining and assembly
of complex parts, with high-level requirements in terms of aerodynamics, sealing, and material strength.
The Méaulte plant assembles all the Airbus nose sections and has developed innovative technologies and industrial processes such as high- speed
machining and flexible workshops for automatic riveting, nose section assembly by spatial positioning and assembly of the lower fuselage sections.
The delivery of the fully equipped first A400M Nose fuselage to the Final Assembly Line in Seville will happen at the beginning of 2007 with final
assemby starting swiftly after."
Also the article just before it was talking about the cockpit mock up which was completed at least 2 months ahead of schedual
[edit on 22/08/06 by Canada_EH]