The A400M aircraft is seen during the A400M First Delivery Ceremony in Sevilla

  • The A400M aircraft is seen during the A400M First Delivery Ceremony in Sevilla. The pan-European aircraft maker hopes the official handover ceremony at the Airbus Military plant in Seville, southern Spain, will launch strong sales to air forces worldwide following a difficult birth.
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The A400M aircraft is seen during the A400M First Delivery Ceremony in Sevilla. The pan-European aircraft maker hopes the official handover ceremony at the Airbus Military plant in Seville, southern Spain, will launch strong sales to air forces worldwide following a difficult birth. (AFP Photo)

The A400M aircraft is seen during the A400M First Delivery Ceremony in Sevilla. The pan-European aircraft maker hopes the official handover ceremony at the Airbus Military plant in Seville, southern Spain, will launch strong sales to air forces worldwide following a difficult birth. (AFP Photo)

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French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visits the A400M assembly line during the A400M First Delivery Ceremony in Sevilla. (AFP Photo)

French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian visits the A400M assembly line during the A400M First Delivery Ceremony in Sevilla. (AFP Photo)

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French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (4thL), former French defence minister Michele Alliot-Marie (3rdL) and officials pose as they visit the A400M assembly line during the A400M First Delivery Ceremony in Sevilla. (AFP Photo)

French defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (4thL), former French defence minister Michele Alliot-Marie (3rdL) and officials pose as they visit the A400M assembly line during the A400M First Delivery Ceremony in Sevilla. (AFP Photo)

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Spain's Crown Prince Felipe (C) poses for a family photo next to an Airbus A400M military transport plane during a ceremony at an assembly plant in the Andalusian capital of Seville. (Reuters Photo)

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe (C) poses for a family photo next to an Airbus A400M military transport plane during a ceremony at an assembly plant in the Andalusian capital of Seville. (Reuters Photo)

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Two A400M parked on the runway are seen during the A400M First Delivery Ceremony in Sevilla. (AFP Photo)

Two A400M parked on the runway are seen during the A400M First Delivery Ceremony in Sevilla. (AFP Photo)

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An Airbus A400M military transport plane is pictured during a ceremony at an assembly plant in the Andalusian capital of Seville. (Reuters Photo)

An Airbus A400M military transport plane is pictured during a ceremony at an assembly plant in the Andalusian capital of Seville. (Reuters Photo)

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