The French Minister for the Armed Forces, Mme. Florence Parly, led the first steel cutting ceremony” of FLL LSS on 18 May 2020 in the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard, marking the official launch of the production of the First of Class (FOC) and unveiling the baptism names of the LSS series.
On 5 May 2020, after five months of preparation, the OCCAR-EA Director, Matteo Bisceglia and Airbus Defence and Space representatives, Mr Didier Plantecoste and Mr Hervé Daumas signed MMF Contract Amendment 9. This Contract Amendment concentrates on capabilities required upon Entry Into Service of the first MMF Aircraft.
On 2nd July 2019, the 1st Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport Fleet (MMF) Aircraft being converted by Airbus DS in Getafe (Madrid) emerged from the paint facility in Manchester, having been painted in the final colour scheme requested by the MMF Nations (Belgium, Germany, Luxemburg, Netherlands and Norway).