OCCAR News 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. 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 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.