Airbus Defence and Space (DS) recently doubled the production rate of its A400M Atlas airlifter as it looks to make good on delayed deliveries, the company has revealed.

Production at the final assembly line (FAL) in Seville, Spain, has now been raised from 1.25 to 2.5 aircraft per month in an attempt to address the backlog in deliveries that has built up as a result of what the company calls ‘supplier problems’.

“We’ve upped the pace so that we can catch up in terms of deliveries,” the head of A400M manufacturing, Andreas Thürnagel, told the company’s in-house On Air magazine, adding, “We can’t afford any hold-ups.” […]