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 30. September 2013 First A400M Official Delivery Ceremony held in Seville Seville, 30th September 2013: In a spectacular ceremony held at the A400M Final Assembly Line in Seville, the first production A400M was officially delivered to the French Air Force. 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.