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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....


Clement Charpentreau
Safran and MTU to create joint venture for FCAS engine

The French manufacturer Safran and its German counterpart MTU Aero Engines reportedly reached an agreement on the engine for the future fighter jet developed by France, Germany and Spain. After an initial development led by Safran, the two companies will create a joint venture for the certification and production....


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French helicopter collision in Mali: what we know so far

While engaged in a combat operation in Mali, a Cougar transport helicopter and a Tiger attack helicopter from the French Army Light Aviation collided mid-air, killing thirteen soldiers. Two days later, details regarding the circumstances of the accident are starting to emerge....


Clement Charpentreau
Collision of two French helicopters kills thirteen soldiers

Thirteen French soldiers died in an accident involving two helicopters in Mali on the evening of November 25, 2019. The two aircraft were taking part in combat operations against jihadists....


Clement Charpentreau
France and Germany reach export agreement of future fighter jet

France and Germany signed an arms export agreement regarding weapons developed conjointly, a necessary step for the development of the Future Air Combat System (FCAS) by Dassault and Airbus....