The first of 50 Airbus Military A400Ms for the French air force has been delivered, marking the first customer delivery of the new generation airlifter.
More than 700 people celebrated the delivery at a ceremony at the Airbus Military final assembly line at Seville, Spain on September 30.
The first French air force aircraft, the first of 50 on order, will be based at Orleans – Bricy Air Base and initially used for training before being deployed on military and humanitarian missions.
A total of 174 A400Ms are on order
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