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Clement Charpentreau
Airbus and Dassault urge their governments to act on the FCAS

This year, the Paris Air Show saw the signing of the agreement that set the legal framework for the joint development of the Future Air Combat System (FCAS) European fighter jet program started by France and Germany and recently joined by Spain. Since then, Dassault and Airbus have been eagerly waiting for the green light to start developing their demonstrators....


AeroTime Team
ATR launches plane for short take-off and landing

Presented at the Paris Air Show 2019, the ATR 42-600S has been officially launched by the Franco-Italian regional aircraft manufacturer. ATR says it has already received 20 commitments for the new variant....


Clement Charpentreau
Airbus A400M achieves awaited simultaneous paratrooper dispatch

The Airbus A400M Atlas transport aircraft has completed the certification flight test for the simultaneous dispatch of 80 equipped paratroopers from both side doors on a single pass....


Clement Charpentreau
JUST IN | XL Airways goes into liquidation

The Commercial Court of Bobigny rejected the unique offer of takeover for XL Airways that was submitted at the last minute. The liquidation of the airline has been pronounced....


Clement Charpentreau
XL Airways gets last-minute takeover offer

As the Commercial Court of Bobigny was about to put the last nail in XL Airways’ coffin, a new takeover offer emerged filed by Gérard Houa who previously tried to seize Aigle Azur, another bankrupt French carrier. The takeover would come with a €30 million investment....


Clement Charpentreau
Airbus A400M Atlas achieves first operational airdrop

The French Armed Forces General Staff revealed that an A400M Atlas achieved its very first Air Delivery on September 18, 2019, on a theater of operations in the Saharan-Sahelian region as part of Operation Barkhane....


Rytis Beresnevicius
XL Airways suspends flights; France points finger at Norwegian

As XL Airways is temporarily suspending its operations, one French politician has found the culprit responsible for the airlines' struggles:...


Clement Charpentreau
BREAKING| Takeover rejected, Aigle Azur ceases activities

The Commercial Court of Evry has rejected all takeover offers for Aigle Azur. The activity of the second biggest French airline stops from September 27, 2019....


Clement Charpentreau
Airbus A400M achieves successful helicopter refueling [Video]

Airbus and the French Directorate General of Armament (DGA) have successfully achieved the first helicopter flight refueling test of the A400M Atlas transport aircraft with an H225M Caracal. A proximity test with the upcoming H160 Guépard was also conclusive....


Clement Charpentreau
Lockheed Martin delivers first French KC-130J Super Hercules

The first KC-130J Super Hercules of the French Armée de l’Air landed at Orléans-Bricy Air Base on September 19, 2019. The aircraft was highly anticipated in France, as it will allow refueling the country’s helicopters in-flight....