OCCAR News 17. June 2013 A400M opens the show at Le Bourget The Paris Airshow opened at Le Bourget on 17th June. The opening flying display was by the A400M, accompanied in style by the French Patrouille de France display team. 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.