The Airbus A400M has now been certified for automatic low-level flight. To achieve this certification a test regime took place in the Pyrenees mountains and central France in the month of April. The A400M was taken down to 500-feet for its testing. Transitions from low-level flight to other operations like aerial delivery were also conducted. "Inherent to the fighter aircraft world, and as a unique capability for a military transport aircraft, automatic low-level flight improves the A400M’s terrain masking and survivability, making the aircraft less detectable in hostile areas and less susceptible to threats when cruising towards key military operations like aerial delivery, air-to-air refuelling, logistic or other specific special operations," the company says.