The French Air Force received its first production model A400M ‘Atlas’ on August 2, 2013. The tactical transport aircraft with serial MSN7 joined 123 Orleans Bricy Airbase.
But not before it did some real nice model work for ground and aerial photography, as displayed here at the l’Armée de l’Air’s webpage.
The delivery of the first production A400M to the French Air Force marks also the commissioning of the type in active military service worldwide.
Source: Airbus / l’Armée de l’Air