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XL Airways was destined to fail
Rytis Beresnevicius
Aviation Explained
XL Airways was destined to fail

As XL Airways stops selling tickets due to "financial difficulties", the destiny was already written in the st...


BREAKING | Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashes in western France
Clément Charpentreau
Defense
BREAKING | Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashes in western France

A Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashed near ​​Pluvigner, western France. The two pilots managed to eject. The falling aircra...


Aigle Azur: 14 takeover offers, 13,000 passengers still stranded
Clément Charpentreau
Civil Aviation
Aigle Azur: 14 takeover offers, 13,000 passengers still stranded

At least fourteen offers to take over Aigle Azur were submitted before the deadline on September 9, 2019. As expected, o...


Passengers stranded after Aigle Azur ceases operations
Clément Charpentreau
Civil Aviation
Passengers stranded after Aigle Azur ceases operations

Aigle Azur will stop its operations from the evening of September 6, 2019. The second biggest French airline, which decl...


Coup at Aigle Azur: the CEO strikes back
Clément Charpentreau
Civil Aviation
Coup at Aigle Azur: the CEO strikes back

After being evicted at the beginning of the week to be replaced by a duo composed of a shareholder and one of the co-fou...


BEA calls for witnesses into Swiss A220 engine loss incident
AeroTime Team
Civil Aviation
BEA calls for witnesses into Swiss A220 engine loss incident

The French authority is calling for public help to find and identify Pratt & Whitney PW1524 engine parts that disint...


French waterbomber crashes during forest fire, one pilot dead
Clément Charpentreau
Defense
French waterbomber crashes during forest fire, one pilot dead

A Grumman S2F Tracker of the French Civil Security crashed near Générac, France, during an intervention on...


EU orders Ryanair to return €8.5 million to France
Clément Charpentreau
Airports
EU orders Ryanair to return €8.5 million to France

The European Commission ordered the Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair to return to France €8.5 million of illegal aid...


France to establish its own Space Force
Clément Charpentreau
Defense
France to establish its own Space Force

A day before the 14th of July national celebrations, President of France Emmanuel Macron announced the creation of a spa...


France to introduce a “green tax” on aviation
Clément Charpentreau
Civil Aviation
France to introduce a “green tax” on aviation

The French government will implement an eco-tax of 1.50 to 18 euros on air tickets from 2020. The tax will be applied to...