OCCAR News 10. December 2012 A400M completes flight test milestone On 10th December 2012, the A400M transport aircraft has completed the 300 hour function and reliability (F&R) flight-test phase. 07. June 2012 Five A400M “Grizzlies” take to the Air ! On 7th June, the 5 A400M aircraft (codename Grizzly) used for flight testing took off from Toulouse for a unique formation flight. 11. December 2009 A400M made his first flight The first flight of the MSN001, which is the first prototype of the A400M aircraft, has taken place in Seville (Spain) on Friday 11 December 2009.