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The A400M is the most versatile airlifter currently available responding to the most varied needs of world Air Forces and other organisations in the 21st century.

It can perform three very different types of duties: it is able to perform both tactical missions directly to the point of need and long range strategic/logistic ones. And it can also serve as an air-to-air refueling “tanker”.
Powered by Europrop International TP400-D6 four unique counter-rotating turboprop engines, the A400M offers a wide flight envelope in terms of both speed and altitude. It is the ideal airlifter to fulfill the most varied requirements of any nation around the globe in terms of military, humanitarian and any other civic mission for the benefit of society. Find out more


OCCAR (Organisation Conjoint de Coopération en matière d’ARmement) is an international organisation whose core-business is the through life management of cooperative defence equipment programmes. The organisation was established by means of a Convention which is equivalent to an international treaty.

The Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d’ARmement was established by an Administrative Arrangement on 12th November 1996 by the Defence Ministers of France, Germany, Italy and the UK. Its aim is to provide more effective and efficient arrangements for the management of certain existing and future cooperative armament programmes.
The Defence Ministers of the four founding Nations went on to sign the OCCAR Convention, which was subsequently ratified and came into force on the 28th January 2001. The Convention gives OCCAR its legal status, allowing it to place and manage contracts, and to employ its own staff. Belgium and Spain joined OCCAR, respectively in 2003 and 2005.

OCCAR currently manages nine important armament programmes with a total operational budget in 2015 of about 3.2 Billion €: A400M, BOXER, COBRA, ESSOR, FSAF-PAAMS, FREMM, MMCM, MUSIS, TIGER. Find out more

Aftermarket Customers



Comprises the European Nation involved in the development of the A400M

EPI signed the first TP400 engine support agreement in 2015 with the Government of Malaysia. A four year contract split on two phases of 2 years.

EPI provides technical and logistic support on site at the Royal Malaysian Air Force Main Operating Base of Subang.
In addition the agreement includes the obligation for EPI to supply engine spare parts for the main LRU’s (Line Replacement Units) on an availability type scheme.

Participation of local industries and companies in the TP400 engine support for every export Customer is at the heart of the EPI aftermarket policy.
For Malaysia, EPI has signed agreements with the local based company Global Turbine Asia (GTA) to provide on-site specialists workforce.

EPI participates jointly with the airframe manufacturer AD&S in the development of support solutions for many other potential export Customers, which may become new A400M operators in the near future.



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