Airbus SE has signed a Declaration of Intent with the A400M Launch Customer Nations (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, Belgium, Luxemburg) defining the framework for achieving a mutually binding contract amendment later in the year. Benchmark has named Nour Asfari area director of revenue. Ms. Asfari will be based in Benchmark’s Orlando office. Kim Nugent, vice president revenue management, made the announcement. Elbe Flugzeugwerke, the joint venture between ST Aerospace and Airbus, announced today that it has secured a launch contract from Vallair Solutions Sàrl (Vallair) for its A321 passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversion solution.