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Monday, September 30, 2013

French Air Force Receives First A400M

Airbus delivered the first production A400M new generation airlifter to the French air force at a ceremony at the Airbus Military Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Seville, Spain, on Monday. 
(Delivery ceremony for French Air Force's first A400M. Photo, courtesy of Airbus Military.)
The A400M, the first of 50 ordered by France, will be based at Orleans prior to being deployed on military and humanitarian aid missions. 

The French Air Force is the first customer to take delivery of the A400M, one of 174 A400Ms currently on order by European and Asian military units.


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