Turkey, a partner in the multinational A400M airlifter consortium, is wrangling with the group over disputed technical snags blocking acceptance of its first aircraft.

Turkey received its first A400M late last year. But it has not yet given its official acceptance, citing technical failures, which has deeply annoyed consortium members.

Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders said he is frustrated by Turkey’s failure to accept delivery of the third production A400M, even though two of the military cargo planes are flying successfully with French forces. […]