2013-01-15 According to an Airbus Military press release:
The first production A400M 21st century airlifter can be seen for the first time in the colors of an Air Force in this latest picture of the aircraft in the Airbus Military final assembly line (FAL) at Seville, Spain.
The photograph shows MSN7 in the colors of the French Air Force, thus passing another milestone in the A400M program towards first delivery, scheduled for the second quarter of this year.
It is anticipated that three A400Ms will be delivered this year, two to France and one to Turkey.
For an update on the program presented by a senior Airbus official last Fall see the following:
For an update on the A400M program which as delivered at the Airbus Military media event held last May see the briefing below: