CASA Crash

Questions and concerns about the safety and reliability of EADS CASA aircraft, and about the reliability of EADS as a U.S. defense partner

28 May 2007

EADS CASA can't deliver on time for Deepwater

It's just number 3 of a reported 36 planes being built for the United States Coast Guard, and already EADS CASA is falling behind.

TeamJCA.org is reporting that the Spanish aircraft manufacturer will be at least three months late in delivering its third CN-235 to the Coast Guard. The plane is known in the U.S. as the HC-144A Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA).

The Coast Guard's troubled Deepwater program is to have 36 of the planes, EADS CASA delivered the first two on time, but the third plane was due in March and is not expected until June at the earliest.

Considering all the management and employment problems at EADS, that's not a good sign.

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