Ozair wrote:Noray wrote:Ozair wrote:German military to use 13 A400M aircraft after failing to find buyers
You don't think they wouldn't sell those aircraft if the opportunity arose. Germany have already indicated they have more than they need and are clearly looking for ways to either offload or share the operating costs. Airbus is obviously not keen on a primary customer selling off their existing stock while they are seeking new build exports. It understandably has a detrimental impact on the perceived cost of the airframe.
We know that the delivery of these 13 machines will be postponed. The details are unknown yet, but the 53rd German A400M won't be delivered before 2026, according to reports from February. So it will still take a long time before these aircraft qualify as used.
Read the quote again,Gruebel said the ministry continued to explore multinational use for the 13 planes, but it made sense for the German air force to use them in the meantime to offset delivery delays on the other 40 A400M aircraft Germany is buying.
The aircraft that Germany already tried to sell are those coming off the production line now. At the time the article was written, sorry didn't post the link but the headline should have been easily searchable https://www.reuters.com/article/us-airb ... SKBN16O29L Germany had received approximately eleven aircraft but had obviously paid for probably their first twenty.
Irrespective Germany has tried to sell A400Ms, used and straight off the production line, and indications are they will continue to offload those jets if and when the opportunity arises.
You not only failed to prove your assertion that Germany tried to sell used A400Ms. Did you actually read your own link? The headline says:
German military to use 13 A400M aircraft after failing to find buyers
So that's about the opposite of what you were trying to make us believe.