Chile to Buy 3 Airbus A400M Transports
EADS subsidiary Airbus Military announces that Chile had signed a declaration of intent to buy up to 3 of its A400M military aircraft on July 15/05, formalizing a deal first announced in June. The declaration provides for Chile to take delivery of the aircraft between 2018 – 2022, and for Chilean industry to benefit from aerospace-related industrial participation. While no figures were announced, the estimated cost of the A400M is USD $90-120 million per plane.
As of June 2009, this contract reportedly had yet to be finalized. In August 2010, Chile began negotiating with Brazil to buy 6 Embraer KC-390 medium transports.