The first Airbus Defence & Space A400M military airlifter ordered for the Spanish Air Force has made its maiden flight, marking a key milestone towards its delivery. The aircraft, known as MSN44, took off from Seville, Spain where the aircraft’s final assembly line is located at 15:25 local time on 5 September and landed back on site 3 hours and 45 minutes later.

The aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in the coming weeks.

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