Home News 20. December 2011 20 December 2011 - First Flight for A400M - MSN 006 MSN6 the final development aircraft for the A400M programme took to the skies for the first time today – 20th Dec. 03. September 2011 A400M Flight Test Campaign Continues to Progress During the month of August, the A400M Flight Test campaign has continued full steam, both at the Toulouse and Seville sites. 16. February 2011 16 February 2011: A400M Maturity Gate Milestone Achieved One of the most important industrial decisions on the A400M Programme was taken on 16 February 2011. The so called Maturity Gate Milestone was reviewed by an independent panel and as a result of this review the gate has now been passed. 01. February 2011 A400M begins cold weather trials in Sweden The second A400M development aircraft - Grizzly 2 - visited Kiruna in northern Sweden for four days of cold weather trials at the beginning of February.