OCCAR News 31. July 2013 The A400M achieves first military standard acceptance through Initial Operating Clearance (IOC) Today the Airbus Military A400M new generation airlifter has received its Type Acceptance at the contractual Initial Operating Clearance (IOC) Standard from OCCAR 27. July 2012 OCCAR & EDA build links, seeking efficiencies through cooperation The Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) and the European Defence Agency (EDA) signed an Administrative Arrangement on the 27th July 2012 in Brussels, ... 06. July 2012 A400M named Atlas The A400M transport aircraft was officially named Atlas ahead of the Farnborough Airshow 2012 on 6 July. 09. May 2012 A400M - MSN1 makes first refuelling contacts with A330 MRTT The A400M - MSN1 has successfully performed simulated refuelling contacts with an Airbus Military A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport.