A400M military standard acceptance clears the way for airlifter’s initial delivery

31 July 2013 News in brief

Airbus Military’s A400M today received its Type Acceptance at the Initial Operating Clearance (IOC) standard from the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR), representing the programme’s seven European launch nations: Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom.  This is a major milestone for the new-generation military airlifter, marking the final step before the initial production aircraft’s acceptance by the French DGA defence procurement agency and subsequent delivery to the French Air Force.