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La Compagnie suspends flights until September 2020

La Compagnie Boutique Airline postponed the resumption of its flights to New York for a second time. Due to the travel restrictions between Europe and the United States and the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the French carrier will not be resuming flights until early September 2020....


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IAG subsidiary LEVEL France to cease operations

A month after LEVEL Europe entered insolvency, OpenSkies, which operates under the LEVEL France brand, announced it would cease activities. The closure of the two IAG subsidiaries is a way for the group to save costs....


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Airbus seeks government compromises to save jobs

Airbus unveiled its plan to cut 15,000 jobs among its workforce, including 5,000 in France and 5,100 in Germany. However, the manufacturer says that some of those positions could be saved through state-funded employment schemes....


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Air France plans to cut 7,500 jobs by 2022, unions protest

Air France group reportedly plans to cut more than 7,500 jobs by the end of 2022. The flag carrier will be affected the most, with 6,560 positions out of about 41,000 threatened.  More than 1,000 jobs within the regional airline Hop! could also be axed....


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Environmental protest disrupts Paris-Orly airport traffic restart

As Paris Orly airport (ORY) resumed operations following an almost three-month-long interruption, activists of the Extinction Rebellion movement managed to invade the apron. As a consequence, the airport management reported that traffic was "briefly interrupted"....


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Air France-KLM to receive €3.4 billion in Dutch aid

Two months after France decided to grant €7 billion to the airline group, the Netherlands comes to the rescue of Air France-KLM with €3.4 billion in state aid....


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French training jet cockpit explodes after birdstrike

An Alphajet of the French Air Force had to request an emergency landing at La Rochelle airport (LRH) after the forward window of his cockpit was destroyed mid-flight by a collision with a bird....


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Tarmac Aerosave opens fourth aircraft storage site

With the ever-increasing demand for aircraft storage, Tarmac Aerosave decided to increase its total capacity to 270 aircraft by opening a  fourth site in Paris-Vatry Airport (XCR)....


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Final convoy for fuselage of last Airbus A380 [Video]

The parts of the last Airbus A380 superjumbo left the factory of Montoir-de-Bretagne, in western France, for the outskirts of Toulouse where the final assembly will take place. The delivery of the aircraft should take place in 2021....


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French state unlocks €15 billion to support aerospace sector

The French Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maire, announced a massive support plan for the country’s aerospace industry on June 9, 2020. More than €15 billion would help alleviate the financial impact of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic....