France

First dedicated freighter for GEODIS takes off from AMS

France-based logistics company GEODIS has leased an A330-300 to boost its air freight offering. The plane takes off on September 5, 2021.  ...


France and Germany formalize bi-national transport squadron

The Defense ministers of France and Germany formalized the creation of a Franco-German transport squadron....


Air Antilles denies losing AOC after being grounded over maintenance lapses

After seeing its aircraft grounded, Air Antilles denied allegations that its Air Operator Certificate was suspended by French authorities....


Kabul airport targeted by rocket attack during evacuation

A rocket attack targeted Kabul airport as the United States carry out the final evacuations before the military leaves....


France sets end date for Afghanistan evacuation operation

The French Prime Minister announced that French forces would no longer carry out evacuations from Kabul airport from August 27, 2021....


French Reaper Block 5 drone carries out first airstrike in Sahel

An MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 drone of the French Air and Space Force dropped a GBU-12 laser-guided bomb first the first time as part of Operation Barkhane....


BREAKING | French Mirage 2000 crashes in Mali, crew safe

A French Mirage 2000D crashed in the region of Hombori, central Mali. Both pilots ejected and were recovered....


“Air Cocaine”: court acquits two pilots involved in drug smuggling case

Two pilots initially sentenced to six years in prison in a drug smuggling case known as “Air Cocaine” were acquitted on appeal....


France to end maritime patrol aircraft program with Germany?

After Germany chose to buy five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, France is expected to step down from the MAWS program to develop its own solution...


Will Germany’s acquisition of Boeing P-8A jeopardize collaboration with France?

The German Ministry of Defense finalized the acquisition of five Boeing  P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft....