Luxembourg's brand-new military aircraft hit the runway for the first time this Monday.

Luxembourg's impressive Airbus A400M will be delivered in May - 19 years after Luxembourg and Belgium arranged for the acquisition and joint operation of 8 military aircrafts of this type. 7 of them will go to Belgium and one to the Grand Duchy.

The aircraft will be operational in 2021 and stationed near Brussels.

The turbines of the plane were tested for the first time on Monday. The first test flight will take place in a couple of weeks.