In order to give you a better service Airbus uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies I agree

Search
Newsroom
Search
Newsroom
30 September 2013
Commercial Aircraft

Reporting for duty: Airbus Military marks the delivery of its first A400M airlifter

A400M first delivery ceremony 1
 / 

30 September 2013

A400M first delivery ceremony 1

On 30 September 2013, more than 700 people attended the official delivery ceremony at the Airbus Military final assembly line in Seville, Spain for the first A400M, which was received by the French Air Force

Read more
 / 

30 September 2013

A400M first delivery ceremony 2

French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian, Spanish Minister of Defence, Pedro Morenés, H.R.H the Prince of Asturias and other representatives from partner nations attended the 30 September 2013 ceremony officially marking the first A400M delivery

Read more
 / 

30 September 2013

A400M first delivery ceremony 3

Airbus Military’s first A400M delivery was highlighted during an official ceremony in Seville, Spain on 30 September 2013, attended by team members from EADS, Airbus and Airbus Military, along with representatives from the programme’s partner nations

Read more
 / 

30 September 2013

A400M first delivery ceremony 4

Airbus Military officially marked the milestone delivery of the no. 1 A400M airlifter with a ceremony at its Seville, Spain final assembly line on 30 September 2013

Read more
 / 

30 September 2013

A400M first delivery ceremony 5

More than 700 people celebrated delivery of the first production A400M to the French Air Force, during a ceremony held 30 September 2013 at the Airbus Military Final Assembly Line (FAL) at Seville, Spain

Read more
Summary

Airbus Military officially celebrated the handover of its initial A400M next-generation airlifter with a ceremony today at the aircraft’s final assembly line in Seville, Spain – formalising the aircraft’s previous delivery to the French Air Force two months ago.

More than 700 people attended this event, including H.R.H Prince Felipe of Asturias, French Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian, Spanish Minister of Defence Pedro Morenés, as well as other representatives from the A400M programme partner nations and OCCAR (Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation), along with EADS CEO Tom Enders, Airbus Military Chairman and CEO Domingo Ureña-Raso, who were joined by more than 300 Airbus and Airbus Military staff.
Airbus Military delivered the no.1 A400M next-generation airlifter to France on 1 August 2013. Located at Orleans – Bricy Air Base, the aircraft will be deployed on military and humanitarian missions following its initial use for training.
In preparation for the milestone first delivery, Airbus Military conducted more than 5,000 flight-test hours with its first-built A400Ms – certifying the aircraft to both civil and military standards – while nearly 40,000 people were involved during the 10-year development of this major European defence programme.
The A400M responds to the combined needs of seven European nations (Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom) and meets the varied requirements of 21st century air forces.  A total of 174 A400M aircraft have been ordered, including 50 by France. 
A400M first delivery ceremony 1
 

On 30 September 2013, more than 700 people attended the official delivery ceremony at the Airbus Military final assembly line in Seville, Spain for the first A400M, which was received by the French Air Force

Delta Air Lines places order for 100 A321neo ACF aircraft

en fr de es

Project Eagle takes flight

en

Airbus selected by ESA for Copernicus Data and Information Access Service (DIAS)

en fr de es
Back to top