2018 Report details for project: A400M

Project name: A400M - there are 7 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
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Organisation: MOD (D17) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2018 (data is from Sept 2017)
Category: Military - see all reports for this category
Description: The A400M is a versatile airlifter able to perform and combine two types of duty: tactical missions directly to the point of need and long range strategic/logistic missions.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The Programme is on track to meet all the planned outputs but carries risk against certain capabilities and the delivery of those against the current Milestones. During summer 2017, ADS announced the initial results of their Global Rebaselining activity, with further details in Nov 17, and work is underway to fully understand the affect of those changes on the UK programme.
Start date: 2000-05-17
End date: 2023-03-31
Schedule text: The forecast end of the programme may be extended. During summer 2017, ADS announced the initial results of their Global Rebaselining activity, with further details in Nov 17, and work is underway to fully understand the affect of those changes on the UK programme. The Transfer of Title of the UK's 18th aircraft took place on 11 Oct 17.
Baseline: £173.39m
Forecast: £123.76m
Variance: -29.00%
Variance text: In Year, the favourable programme variance is as a result of the MOD efficiency measures and ADS compensation for previous late delivery, known as Liquated Damages.
Whole Life Cost: £3,519.16m
WLCost text: The costs are broken down into the following areas: a. production of aircraft; b. Support costs (i. Airbus Defence and Space Support/Airframe Support (Airframe Medium Term Contract, Airframe Design Services Contract), ii. Engine Support (Engine medium Term Contract, maintenance Level 3 Contracts, Engine Design Services Contract), iii. other Support (inc. DAS Support, Mission Planning Support and DE&S support and commodities), iv. Infrastructure Support; c. Training Costs; d. other minor projects. Budget forecasts are considered to be mature and accurate; however, the strategy for the utilisation of Liquidated Damages (LDs) is still being considered, and the long term support costs arising from any capability insertions funded by LDs will need to be fully explored.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2018.csv

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