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. 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. 01. November 2011 Final assembly of the first A400M for France starts in Seville Following the launch of A400M series production last February, Airbus Military has begun final assembly of the first A400M that will be delivered to a customer - the French Air Force. 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.