06. July 2012
A400M named Atlas
The A400M transport aircraft was officially named Atlas ahead of the Farnborough Airshow 2012 on 6 July.
The ceremony took place at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford in Gloucestershire and involved test platform MSN006, the first production standard aircraft. The name Atlas will apply across the whole fleet.