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France, Germany sign European next gen fighter jet prototype deal

After long-lasting deliberations, France and Germany have officially agreed to develop a prototype of the next generation fighter jet. The deal, which is valued at €150 million over two years, has an objective to see the European combat plane demonstrator take to the skies by 2026....


Clement Charpentreau
European fighter jet demonstrator receives German greenlight

The members of the Bundestag, the German Parliament, have approved the funding for the development of a technology demonstrator of the New Generation Fighter (NGF) on February 12, 2020. The approval comes as a decisive step for the Future Air Combat System (FCAS) program to move forward. However, the vote did not erase all their reservations....


Clement Charpentreau
Bundestag votes to decide the future of European fighter jet

The German Parliament, the Bundestag, is due to vote on the production contract for the demonstrator of the Future Combat Air System, the European project which brings together France, Germany, and Spain to create a new fighter jet....


Clement Charpentreau
Airports take action against Chinese coronavirus spread

Airlines and airports in China and around the world are taking actions to contain the spread of the deadly and mysterious coronavirus that has already claimed 17 lives and infected more than 570 people....


Clement Charpentreau
How Iran changed course on Flight PS752 shootdown

After three days of denial, the Iranian authorities eventually admitted that the crash of the flight PS752 was due to a mistake from the country’s military. Their responsibility in the death of 176 people, including 82 Iranians, sparked a wave of protests in Tehran....


Clement Charpentreau
Child stowaway found dead in Air France flight

The body of a child was found in the landing gear well of an Air France flight between Paris and Abidjan, Ivory Coast....


Clement Charpentreau
Casil realizes huge capital gain with sale of Toulouse airport

The Chinese fund Casil Europe has sold its 49.99% stake in Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (ATB), the fifth busiest airport in France, to the French civil engineering group Eiffage. The former had announced its intention to divest after the French state chose to keep a minority share of 10% in the airport....


Clement Charpentreau
Aigle Azur time slots: Air France-KLM winner, Ryanair left out

Aigle Azur bankruptcy in September 2019 left a pool of over 12,000 flight slots up for grabs. The winners and losers of this fight for slots were revealed. While Air France-KLM, Wizz Air and Lufthansa took the best bites, Ryanair was left empty-handed....


Clement Charpentreau
France braces for strikes, 20% of flights cut

The French General Directorate of Civil Aviation required airlines to cut 20% of their flights over French territory on December 5, 2019, in anticipation of an interprofessional strike. Several airlines have already announced cancellations....


Clement Charpentreau
Three French rescuers killed in helicopter crash

Three rescuers were killed in the crash of a Civil Security helicopter near Marseille, France, as they were on their way to assist victims of a flood....