Jan 17, 2013
'Salut' to France's first A400M
Airbus Military has today released a fresh-from-the-paint-hangar image showing the first production A400M Atlas in the colours of launch operator the French air force.
With some of the Armee de l'Air's aged C160 Transall and C-130H Hercules tactical transports currently supporting its Operation Serval activity in Mali, MSN7's move towards first flight and a mid-year delivery date provides a promising glimpse of what its future inventory will hold. No surprises, though, in the Airbus Military-provided shot depicting an aircraft in typically drab military transport livery.
By Craig Hoyle-flightglobal