OCCAR News 29. December 2013 Operation Serval - First operational mission for A400M Atlas The new Airbus A400M flew its first operational mission on Sunday 29 December 2013, when the French Air Force MSN8 (Manufacturer Serial Number 8) flew to Bamako airport in Mali 12. December 2013 French TIGER HAD operational unit receives its 1st Serial Aircraft Six French Hélicoptère d’Appui et de Destruction (HAD-F), the newest TIGER helicopter generation, were delivered to France in 2013. 06. March 2013 First production A400M makes maiden flight The first production A400M new generation airlifter made its maiden flight on 6 March 2013, marking a key milestone towards its delivery to the French Air Force.